A four-day school to coax more out of pastures, extend grazing seasons and reduce or eliminate the need for harvested feed is being sponsored near Glenrock by the University of Wyoming Extension.
The Management-intensive Grazing School is Monday-Thursday, June 6-9, at the Duncan Ranch near Glenrock. Each day consists of classroom work in the morning followed by hands-on applications of the concepts on the ranch. Registration deadline is May 24.
The school teaches participants how to design and implement a management-intensive grazing program focused on profitability and pasture production.
Author Jim Gerrish, who operates a grazing operation near May, Idaho, and is a contributing writer for the “Stockman Grass Farmer,” will lead the school, said Dallas Mount, extension educator based in Wheatland.
The difference between high-profit and low-profit cow-calf operations can usually come down to the amount of harvested feed the operation uses, said Mount. He said the school teaches a way to reduce the cost of harvesting and feeding and improve pasture productivity. Continue reading