CARROLLTON, Ohio – A grazing management and beef cattle improvement twilight tour will be held June 20, 7 p.m., at the Burgett Angus operation at the James Brothers Coal Company grazing lands near Magnolia in Carroll County.
The grazing twilight tour will give livestock producers the opportunity to tour a managed grazing operation, and learn ways to improve grazing systems and beef cattle herds.
Summer grazing tips.
Topics include summer herd health management, summer pasture management, pasture management on reclaimed strip ground, and beef cattle genetic improvement.
The twilight tour will include a tour of the Burgett Angus herd, including several calves sired through the Ohio Premium Beef Producers program, which is a genetic and feeder cattle marketing alliance being coordinated by the Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association and OSU Extension.
Speakers include Dr. Keith Burgett, DVM; Patty Dyer, grasslands conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; and Mike Hogan, OSU Extension agent for Carroll and Harrison counties.
The twilight tour will be held near the intersection of Brass Road and State Route 542 near Lindentree in Rose Township. Signs will be posted at Dellroy and on State Route 542 at Lindentree.
There is no charge or registration needed to participate in the grazing twilight tour, which is being sponsored by a new grazing council being formed by livestock producers in Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, and Tuscarawas counties.
The program is also sponsored by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and OSU Extension.
A grazing twilight tour will be held each month through November in the four county area. Topics for future tours include stocking rates, multi-species grazing, fencing styles and materials, extending the grazing season, livestock health, and others.
For more information contact OSU Extension at 330-627-4310 or USDA -NRCS at 888-638-4702.