October 14th, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Running Chicken Farm raise Scottish Blackface and Scotch Mule breeding stock. This low input, entirely grass-based farm markets grass-fed lamb direct to the consumer utilizing crossbreeding with the three-tier breeding system common in the U.K.. Participants can see examples of each of the three “tiers” of lamb production.
Fall grazing can be some of the highest quality of the year, and can have a positive impact on the ewe body condition heading into breeding season. In grazing, everything we do impacts the next grazing cycle. What about fall with plants going dormant and winter fast approaching? How we manage Fall pasture and forages, impacts the next grazing season, Spring.
1-3pm = Discussion with Bird and Amelia on genetics and their breeding goals for their flock.
2-3pm = Gene Schriefer, Iowa County Agriculture Agent, will lead a discussion on fall pasture management and its importance in your grazing plan. A focus will be on fall management to help with weed pressure and pasture yields.
Running Chicken Farm
10888 Berg Rd
Mount Horeb, WI