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300 Days of Grazing Field Day Scheduled for Miller County

300 Days of Grazing seeks to reduce hay feeding and extend the grazing season and fits both small and large operations.

TEXARKANA, Ark. –

Livestock producers can learn to shave dollars off expensive winter feeding during the 300 Days of Grazing field day July 19 at the Four States Fairground Ag Learning Center in Texarkana.

The 300 Days of Grazing program is sponsored by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture to help producers improve their forage systems. The program is based on demonstrating eight management practices. The program fits both small and large operations as well as for horses and small ruminants.

The program runs from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Participants can register for the event by calling Jennifer Caraway at 870-779-3609.

"Winter feed costs are often the most expensive part of cattle input costs. Using best management practices and complimentary forages can reduce supplementation and stored feed costs with little or no impact on animal performance,” said Paul Beck, professor-Animal Science, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

The agenda will feature speakers from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture:

The program’s managers say that producers may not always achieve a grazing season of 300 days during their first year, but they can get closer to the goal with each practice they adopt. Continual planning of forage management practices at least one season ahead can influence the availability of forage.

More information about the grazing program is available at http://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/animals-forages/pastures/grazing-management.aspx.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

 

By Jennifer Caraway
County Extension Agent - Agriculture
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Jennifer Caraway
County Extension Agent - Agriculture
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
400 Laurel Street, Suite 215 Texarkana AR 71854
(870) 779-3609
jcaraway@uaex.edu

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The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.