“Warm season grasses provide high-quality summer forage for cattle grazing and allow rest time for lower-quality cool season pastures,” said Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension regional livestock field specialist.

The ideal planting time for native warm season grasses is winter and spring. Therefore, MU Extension will provide a Warm Season Grass Cattle Grazing Workshop to educate cattle producers interested in establishment, management and cattle grazing benefits of warm season grasses.

The workshop will be Jan. 16 at the Hickory County MU Extension Center, 18715 Cedar St., Hermitage. The workshop will begin at 6 p.m.  

Topics and presenters include the following:

• Warm Season Grass Development and Management, Terry Halleran, MU Extension agronomy field specialist, Hermitage.

• Cattle Nutrition and Grazing Management on Warm Season Grasses, Patrick Davis, MU Extension livestock field specialist, Stockton.  

The workshop is free to the public, but registration to the Hickory County MU Extension Center at (417) 745-6767 by Jan. 15 is required to attend.

For more information, contact Patrick Davis, MU Extension livestock field specialist, at (417) 276-3313 or davismp@missouri.edu. For more information in this area, go to the MU Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Service grasslands project website at extension2.missouri.edu/programs/nrcs-mu-grasslands-project. Those who need accommodations because of a disability, need to relay emergency medical information or need special arrangements if the building is evacuated should contact the Hickory County MU Extension Center immediately.

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