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As a result of wild springtime weather, horse owners need to think about future hay supplies now

By Aimee Nielson University of Kentucky Wild weather in the Midwest has left livestock producers on the hunt for hay very early in the year. As a result, horse owners may not have as easy a time finding it when they need it later this year. “With the weather conditions across the Midwest and western U.S., the hay crop may be less than what is normal,” said Bob Coleman, University of Kentucky College...

Ky. Fencing Schools help livestock producers build stronger boundaries, minimize management issues

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Livestock producers know a well-constructed fence can minimize a lot of management headaches. A University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment school is helping producers learn how to improve their fences. The Kentucky Fencing Schools are one-day events organized by Chris Teutsch, UK forage extension specialist, and are in high demand, with...

UK College of Agriculture to host two day-long fencing schools in March

Livestock producers know good fencing is vital to their operation. To help producers learn about the newest fencing methods and sound fence construction, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is hosting two fencing schools. The first school is March 20 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton. The second is March 22 at the beef unit of UK’s C. Oran Little...