CSU Beef Cattle Field Day & Pasture Tour

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Date(s) - 11/08/2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Agricultural Research Development



Colorado State University’s Departments of Animal Science and Soil & Crop Sciences will be hosting a beef cattle field day and pasture tour at ARDEC in Fort Collins, Colorado, August 11, 2017. It will feature an introduction into management intensive grazing, an overview of a CSU grazing project, and innovative beef industry technology demonstrations.



9:00 – Welcome and Overview, Ryan Rhoades
9:15 – Reasons for Move to Irrigated Pasture Grazing at ARDEC, Jason Ahola/Ryan Rhoades

– Issues, Economics, Opportunities
9:45 – Introduction of Management Intensive Grazing, Joe Brummer
10:30 – Stocking Density Demonstration Plots, Joe Brummer

– Soil Compaction Issues

11:00 – Overview of Grazing Project, Joe Brummer

– Objectives, Design, Use of Grazing Management Tools
11:40 – Irrigation Management Using Soil Sensors, Troy Bauder/Erik Wardle
12:15 – Lunch
1:00 – Economics of Grazing Project, Brent Young
1:30 – Pasture Rotating Demonstration Stations: Joe Brummer
1. Methods of Measuring Pasture Yield
2. Plant Identification
3. Location of Grass Growing Points
2:30 – Cattle Rotating Demonstration Stations: Ryan Rhoades/Jason Ahola
1. Improving Herd Performance
2. Utilizing Reproductive Technologies
3. Optimizing Supplementation Strategies
3:30 – Interactive Research Poster Session, Ice Cream Social
4:30 — Conclude


Bookings are closed for this event.