2015 Annual Field Tour
The 34th Annual Field Tour was held at Central Grasslands Research Extension Center on July 6th.
CGREC Director Bryan Neville welcomes tour participants and introduces the Center's staff.
Carl Dahlen, Beef Cattle Specialist at NDSU, talks about cattle management during breeding: dry lot vs. rounding up cattle from pasture for each procedure.
Graduate student Kayla Chilcoat describes her study on cattle forage intake with respect to stocking density.
CGREC Range Scientist Bob Patton (center) talks about the effects of patch burning and short-term intensive grazing to reduce Kentucky bluegrass. Fara Brummer (to left), Area Extension Livestock Systems Specialist at CGREC, reports on heifer performance in relation to the various grazing and burning treatments.
Fara Brummer, Area Extension Livestock Systems Specialist at CGREC; Sheldon Gerhardt, Logan County Extension Agent; and Karl Hoppe, Area Extension Livestock Specialist at Carrington REC (right to left) discuss nutrient loss of hay during storage.
At the forage plots, CGREC Forage Agronomist Guojie Wang describes alfalfa establishment and the effects of alfalfa on the soil.
Photos by Rick Bohn, CGREC