“Native grasses can meet cattle grazing needs in the summer months,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist. Therefore, MU Extension is cooperating with Natural Resource Conservation Service, Missouri Department of Conservation and the Nature Conservancy of Missouri to provide a native grass pasture walk on July 19.
This pasture walk will begin at 6:30 p. m. at the Kennedy-Burch Farm at 26447 East Katy Track Road, Walker, Mo. 64790. “There will be a discussion by the landowners Jered and Crystal Burch about cattle and native grass management on the operation,” says Davis. The discussion will be followed by a tour of the farm. Furthermore, there will be representatives from the cooperating organizations to provide discussion as well as answer questions related to the cattle grazing management on native grasses.
There will be a light meal offered at the pasture walk. In order to attend the free pasture walk, register by July 15 by contacting the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313 or online at https://extension.missouri.edu/events/native-grass-pasture-walk-1656012419.
For more information on proper grasslands management visit the MU+NRCS grasslands project website at https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/nrcs-mu-grasslands-project or the MU/MDC native grass group website at https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/native-grass-project.