Fast facts

  • Workshop includes sprayer technology, baleage
  • RSVP by May 3, to jlbrasc@uark.edu or (870) 793-7432
  • No cost to attend

Batesville — Ranchers looking to sharpen their pasture and baleage management tactics can learn how on May 7 at the stored forage workshop being hosted by the Livestock and Forestry Research Station near Batesville. 

“The stored forage workshop we held last year was so popular, we wanted to bring it back this year,” said Don Hubbell, resident manager of the Livestock and Forestry Research Station. “We’re adding our application technologist and will be talking about the economics of stored forage.

“We’re also pleased to be co-sponsoring with Greenway Equipment to show some of the latest technology available for storing forage,” he said.  

In addition to the presentations, there will be a demonstration of equipment, including cutters, raking and wet and dry baling. 

 

Attendees are asked to RSVP by May 3 to ensure an accurate count for lunch. 

 

The station, part of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, is at 70 Experiment Station Drive, off Arkansas Highway 106, about eight miles northeast of Batesville. 

 

The program opens at 8:30 a.m. with registration. The last presentation of the day begins at 1:30 p.m. The agenda: 

  • 9 a.m. - Jason Davis, extension application technologist, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.  
  • 10 a.m. - Noon - Hay equipment demo and discussion – Greenway Equipment, Inc., representatives. 
  • Noon - Lunch 
  • 12:45 p.m. - Baleage management - John Jennings, professor-forage, Division of Agriculture. 
  • 1:30 p.m.- What does it cost to produce stored forage? - Shane Gadberry, professor-ruminant nutrition, Division of Agriculture. 

Visit www.aaes.uark.edu to learn more about the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station.

 

 

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