Soil Health Field Day

The Soil Health Workshop is designed to be a practical hands-on work session. Topics to be covered: How to improve soil health The benefits of improving soil health The importance of Grazing Livestock on cover crops and its impact on soil health Livestock and Poultry Integration. Well known soil health speakers [with practical, hands on [...]

Soil Health Field Day2016-11-04T21:46:51-05:00

Managing the Barber Pole Worm

Part 2 of a six part series on Worm Control in Goats This article develops understanding of the biology of the worm, how sheep and goats become infected and using that knowledge to develop management practices to help control the worm. While this article is targeted to the Barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus), the most [...]

Managing the Barber Pole Worm2016-11-04T21:46:28-05:00

New Kid in Town: Goat milk and dairy products rising in U.S.

Upcoming workshop to assist Kansas goat and sheep producers in exploring dairy enterprises By Tom Parker For 65 percent of the world’s population, the answer to the advertising jingle, “Got milk?” would be a resounding yes. The milk in question, however, is not from cows. In the United States, milk and products made from milk, [...]

New Kid in Town: Goat milk and dairy products rising in U.S.2016-11-04T21:46:28-05:00

Creating a New Paradigm in Ranch and Farm Management

By Tom Parker “What if we could create a new system?” Missouri rancher and farmer Cody Holmes asked members of the Kansas Farmers Union and the Kansas Beginning Farmers Coalition during their annual convention in early December. His question wasn’t merely rhetorical. Holmes had asked himself the same question a thousand times, but answers remained [...]

Creating a New Paradigm in Ranch and Farm Management2016-11-04T21:46:28-05:00

It CAN Happen to You: Panel discusses emergency preparedness for livestock operations

By Tom Parker As the storm intensified, the sky grew darker, the driving rain stung like buckshot and a small herd of cattle outside of Bennington sought shelter behind an L-shaped windbreak. In ordinary conditions it would have been a likely place of refuge, but this storm was anything but ordinary. A deep-throated roar swallowed [...]

It CAN Happen to You: Panel discusses emergency preparedness for livestock operations2016-11-04T21:46:28-05:00

Goat and Sheep Dairy Enterprise Exploration: Getting the Most Out of Your Milk

By Tom Parker Register here. For 65 percent of the world’s population, the answer to the advertising jingle, “Got milk?” would be a resounding yes. The milk in question, however, is not from cows. In the United States, milk and products made from milk, notably cheese, have long been the sole domain of dairy cows. [...]

Goat and Sheep Dairy Enterprise Exploration: Getting the Most Out of Your Milk2016-11-04T21:46:30-05:00

Livestock Water and Fencing Workshop Set for September 9

McPHERSON, KS – Mark Green, NRCS specialist from Missouri, will return to Kansas to offer his popular workshop on electric fencing and livestock watering options for all species of livestock September 9 in Topeka, KS. The workshop will be held at the Topeka Ramada, 420 SE 6th Ave., with registration beginning at 8:30 AM. The workshop [...]

Livestock Water and Fencing Workshop Set for September 92016-11-04T21:46:39-05:00

Pasture-based Sheep and Goat Management and Marketing Workshop set for August 15-16 in Manhattan

Dr. Jim Gerrish, well-known rancher, researcher, grazing educator, and co-founder of the Missouri Grazing School returns to Kansas this August to kick off Amazing Grazing II for Ruminants Great and Small. A workshop entitled "Management of Sheep and Goats for Grazing, Herd Health, Performance and Profitability" will be held August 15-16, 2014, 9:00 AM to [...]

Pasture-based Sheep and Goat Management and Marketing Workshop set for August 15-16 in Manhattan2016-11-04T21:46:40-05:00

Sheep and Goat Management Workshop to be held August 15-16 in Manhattan

Dr. Jim Gerrish, well-known rancher, researcher, grazing educator, and co-founder of the Missouri Grazing School returns to Kansas this August to kick off Amazing Grazing II for Ruminants Great and Small. A workshop entitled "Management of Sheep and Goats for Grazing, Herd Health, Performance and Profitability" will be held August 15-16, 2014, 9:00 AM to [...]

Sheep and Goat Management Workshop to be held August 15-16 in Manhattan2016-11-04T21:46:40-05:00

Winter and Year-Round Grazing of Beef Cattle Workshop to be held August 13-14 in Topeka

Dr. Jim Gerrish, well-known rancher, researcher, grazing educator, and co-founder of the Missouri Grazing School returns to Kansas this August to kick off Amazing Grazing II for Ruminants Great and Small. A workshop entitled "Ranch Management for Successful Winter and Year Round Grazing of Beef Cattle" will be held from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM [...]

Winter and Year-Round Grazing of Beef Cattle Workshop to be held August 13-14 in Topeka2016-11-04T21:46:40-05:00