Amazing Grazing: Enhancing Management Opportunities for Kansas Graziers and Livestock Producers

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Low Stress Handling: It Should Be Easy

July 10th, 2014|Comments Off on Low Stress Handling: It Should Be Easy

McPHERSON – Four experienced ranchers shared their beautiful ranches and livestock with 76 ranchers gathered together to learn low stress handling techniques on May 3, 2014 near Olsburg, KS. Each place had unique facilities created with ease of working livestock as the first priority. Participating ranchers were Bill Edwards, Alan Hubbard, Joseph Hubbard, and Bob Avery, with three facilities for cattle and one for sheep and goats. All of the facilities [...]

  • Participants in the Low-Stress Livestock Handling for Cattle workshop.

Low-Stress Livestock Handling Workshop Attracts Large and Diverse Crowd

June 16th, 2014|Comments Off on Low-Stress Livestock Handling Workshop Attracts Large and Diverse Crowd

On Saturday, April 12th, KFU and the Kansas Graziers hosted a low-stress livestock handling workshop led by Dr. Lynn Locatelli in Salina. Dr. Locatelli, a livestock handling specialist, gave a deep, thoughtful presentation to a full-house eager to learn more about low stress livestock handling. Dr. Locatelli was a veterinarian in western Nebraska for 14 years. During that time she became interested in the Bud Williams method of low stress [...]

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Olsburg Ranch Tour to Highlight Low Stress Livestock Handling

April 18th, 2014|Comments Off on Olsburg Ranch Tour to Highlight Low Stress Livestock Handling

Three Olsburg, KS ranches will highlight working facilities that utilize low stress methods to quietly and effectively process cattle, sheep and goats on May 3, 2014. The tour will begin with registration at 9:30 AM at the Edwards Ranch, 15225 Dry Creek Road, 2.4 miles west of Olsburg and 2.9 south on Dry Creek Road. The working facility designed by Bill, which he can operate alone, will be demonstrated at [...]

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Low Stress Cattle Handling Workshop rescheduled for April 12 in Salina, Low Stress Ranch Tour set for May 3 at Olsburg

March 1st, 2014|Comments Off on Low Stress Cattle Handling Workshop rescheduled for April 12 in Salina, Low Stress Ranch Tour set for May 3 at Olsburg

The Salina workshop and Olsburg Ranch tour complete the grand finale of the Amazing Grazing Series of Educational Events. The rescheduled workshop will be offered April 12, 2014 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 1616 W. Crawford St. in Salina, KS. On May 3, two Olsburg ranches will highlight working facilities that utilize low stress methods to quietly and effectively process cattle, sheep, and goats. People’s interaction with livestock [...]

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2014 Annual Winter Grazing Conference – “Grazing and Soil Health”

December 30th, 2013|Comments Off on 2014 Annual Winter Grazing Conference – “Grazing and Soil Health”

SALINA, KS – This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Kansas Graziers Association (KGA) along with the 2014 Annual Winter Grazing Conference. “Grazing and Soil Health” is the focus of this year’s winter conference, including a component on “The Value of Cover Crops.” This workshop, part of the Amazing Grazing Series of Educational Events, will be offered January 25, 2014 at Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 1616 W. Crawford [...]

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Jim Gerrish Grazing Workshop to focus on how Grazing Management Improves Productivity, Profitability and Personal Satisfaction

October 6th, 2013|Comments Off on Jim Gerrish Grazing Workshop to focus on how Grazing Management Improves Productivity, Profitability and Personal Satisfaction

More than ever, you need to be in control of your operation. Cows are lousy business managers. Don’t leave the critical management decisions up to cows. They don’t care whether you make a dime or not. Your job is to create a ranch environment where the cow can be the best cow she can be. You need to manage the business side of the ranch and not try to do [...]

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Hays Tour to Focus on Short Grass Prairie Grazing Research for Cattle Producers

August 15th, 2013|Comments Off on Hays Tour to Focus on Short Grass Prairie Grazing Research for Cattle Producers

McPherson, KS- Kansas ranch managers and livestock producers are invited to the Short Grass Prairie Grazing Basics and Research Tour, September 17, 2013 at the K-State Western Kansas Agricultural Research Center, 1232 240th Ave. Hays, KS 67601. Keith Harmoney, KSRE Range Research Scientist, and John Jaeger, KSRE Beef Cattle Scientist, will be hosting the tour, which will show producers ways they can cope with two of their greatest challenges: drought [...]

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Livestock Water and Fencing Workshop Set for September 10

August 11th, 2013|Comments Off on Livestock Water and Fencing Workshop Set for September 10

McPherson, KS – Mark Green, NRCS Specialist, from Missouri will return to Kansas to offer his popular workshop on electric fencing and livestock watering options September 10, 2013 in Abilene, KS. The workshop will be held at the Abilene Civic Center, 201 NW 2nd Street. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and program lasts until 4:00 p.m. utilizing an indoor classroom and outdoor fencing demonstrations. Water availability is the number one [...]

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Writing a Range Plan and a Ranch Drought Plan Workshops Set for August 26th and 27th

August 1st, 2013|Comments Off on Writing a Range Plan and a Ranch Drought Plan Workshops Set for August 26th and 27th

McPherson, KS – Has the stress and worry of the present drought caused you to question the way in which you make management decisions on the grazing lands you operate?  If your grazing lands or pastures could talk, would they answer the question the same as you? Over the past couple of growing seasons, statements often heard are “I don’t like the way my pastures look” or “I sure have [...]

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Amazing Grazing project kicked off July 1

July 6th, 2013|Comments Off on Amazing Grazing project kicked off July 1

Project Directors' Meeting Mercedes Taylor-Puckett and Mary Howell travelled to Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 8-10, 2013 to attend the North Central Risk Management Education Center Meeting for the project leaders of the 2013 grants. NCRMEC is funded by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. This meeting was to train the project directors regarding the various grants that were awarded. These grants provide training to help farmers and ranchers learn new [...]

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Amazing Grazing Project Funded

May 31st, 2013|Comments Off on Amazing Grazing Project Funded

Kansas Farmers Union is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the North Central Risk Management Education Center. KFU will use these funds to support Kansas livestock producers challenged by rising input costs, intensifying drought conditions and increasing land prices. Amazing Grazing programming includes a conference, six workshops and two field days across the state. The project will tap both Kansas experts and nationally-known educators to assist producers [...]