Grazing and nutrition will be highlights of the LSU AgCenter dairy field day, set for Nov. 11 at the Southeast Research Station in Franklinton.
The event will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and exhibits, according to Mike McCormick, coordinator of the Southeast Research Station.
The 10 a.m. field tour will include presentations by LSU AgCenter researchers Vinicius Moreira on protein supplements for lactating dairy cows and Kun-Jun Han on clover interseeded in bahiagrass.
Preliminary findings on stockpiled bahiagrass for dairy heifers will be presented by LSU AgCenter agent Ronnie Bardwell. McCormick will discuss cell-grazing winter pastures with Holstein and Jersey milk cows.
The indoor portion of the program will feature dietary supplements for pasture-based dairy and beef cattle, presented by Charlie Hutchinson and Karl Harborth, LSU AgCenter dairy specialist and beef specialist, respectively.
A barbecue lunch and equipment displays; annual ryegrass, oat, rye and wheat variety evaluations; reseeding clovers and winter pea evaluations; and dairy lagoon floating island research will conclude the field day.
For more information, contact McCormick at 985-839-2322.