CSU Beef Cattle Field Day & Pasture Tour

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Date(s) - 08/11/2017
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

  • Methods of Measuring Pasture Yield
  • Plant Identification
  • Location of Grass Growing Points

2:30 – Cattle Rotating Demonstration Stations: Ryan Rhoades & Jason Ahola

  • Improving Herd Performance
  • Utilizing Reproductive Technologies
  • Optimizing Supplementation Strategies

3:30 – Interactive Research Poster Session, Ice Cream Social

4:30 — Conclude


Bookings are closed for this event.