Denton County Cool-season Forage Field Day set April 1

Mar 24, 2014

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Denton County and the Denton County Extension Agriculture Committee will hold a cool-season forage field day from 5-8 p.m. at Rancho De La Roca, located on 2459 Blackjack Road West, Aubrey.

The event will begin in the field on the north side of Farm-to-Market Road 428, between Blackjack Road and the Green Belt Corridor at 5 p.m., said Brandon Boughen, AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources in Denton County.

Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist in Overton, will discuss the pros and cons of utilizing cool-season forages in cattle operations, Boughen said.

Registration will be $15, and include educational materials and a light meal. Those wishing to attend should RSVP by calling Pamela Hill at 940-349-2894 by March 31, he said.

“When properly utilized, cool-season forages can save cattle producers the time and cost associated with extensive hay use,” Boughen said. “The results of our cool-season ryegrass demonstration will be used as a teaching tool to help producers understand the dynamics of forage, whether they are grasses or legumes.”

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