Wet conditions this winter affected hay feeding areas. Even well-designed feeding pads could have significant damage where animals enter and leave, creating perfect growing conditions for summer annual weeds. While these areas may look rough now, you can improve them.
University of Kentucky Extension is working with Kentucky producers to evaluate cereal rye production. Oldham County is hosting three of these field trials which will help UK Extension agronomists and growers evaluate varieties, seeding rates, fertilizer needed, and any pest control needed.
Oldham County spring ag news includes pesticide trainings, OC cattleman KCA Hall of Fame inductee, Oldham County Ag Connection, Backyard Streams program, and more.
RSVP for upcoming beef cattle events: "Raising the Steaks" Beef Finishing School and Regional Beef Field Day.
Recordkeeping is a necessary element of both small and large farm businesses. Good recordkeeping makes tax preparation less painful. Farm Record Books and Pocket Size Beef Record Books are available at the Extension Office.