Pasture & Forage Management

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Pasture Management 101: Renovating Horse Fields

September 25, 2017

If your pastures are lacking in quality grasses, review these steps for renovating and improving grazing areas.... Read More

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Pasture Management 101: Grass Species

September 17, 2017

In Part 1 of our series, learn which grasses commonly populate healthy horse pastures.... Read More

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Fall in Place: Create a Winter Paddock

September 15, 2017

Alayne shares tips for improving the health and productivity of your horse pastures by creating a winter paddock.... Read More

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Shopping for Horse Farm Property

September 10, 2017

Consider these pointers for selecting horse-friendly land, facilities, and communities. ... Read More

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Scientists Test New Equine Small Strongyle Control Method

September 08, 2017

Researchers are studying sainfoin, a plant containing tannins, which have anthelmintic effects on ruminant parasites.... Read More

Anna Intartaglio, left, and Kelly Hagan conduct a pasture evaluation on a Central Kentucky horse farm.

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UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program Benefits Students, Farms

August 27, 2017

Learn how staff works managers to help keep horses healthy and increase farms' efficiency and productivity.... Read More

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Winterizing Pastures Starts in Fall

August 25, 2017

A fall nitrogen application is a simple and relatively inexpensive step that can positively impact your pastures.... Read More

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Unwelcome Horse Pasture Plants Got Your Goat? Get a Goat!

August 04, 2017

Goats were effective at defoliating invasive plant species, which allowed for improved forage availability in pastures.... Read More

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Late-Cut Hay Questions

July 31, 2017

The weather can halt early season hay production. Here's what to remember if you only have access to late-cut hay.... Read More

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The Modern Horse Farm

July 30, 2017

Design your farm with your horse's fundamental needs in mind. ... Read More

While substantial pasture improvements require time and diligent management to maintain, there are some quick fixes that can produce noticeable results.

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Quick Fixes to Improve Horse Pastures

July 29, 2017

While substantial improvements are long-term endeavors, some quick fixes can improve pastures in six weeks or less.... Read More

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Water-Wise Tips for Horse Owners

July 26, 2017

How do you use water wisely on your farm throughout the summer? ... Read More

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Odor Control in Horse Paddocks

July 09, 2017

How do you keep ammonia and odors to a minimum in horse paddocks during the summer? ... Read More

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Farm and Facilities Expo Provides Practical Information

June 23, 2017

Find tips on barn design, farm site planning, nutrition, and pasture management.... Read More

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Research Reveals Way to Improve Legume Nitrogen Production

June 21, 2017

Legumes can fulfill their own nitrogen needs and produce and leave enough in the soil for other plants to use.... Read More

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Manure Management and Internal Parasite Control for Horses

June 19, 2017

Dr. Martin Nielsen explains why composting and good manure management are imperative to internal parasite control.... Read More

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How Much Food and Water do My Horses Need if I Evacuate?

June 15, 2017

Here are some tips on leaving food and water for horses should you need to evacuate without them during a disaster.... Read More

Crabgrass provides nutritious and palatable grazing to horses in the summer months.

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Warm-Season Tips for Managing Cool-Season Horse Pastures

May 26, 2017

Cool-season pastures grow rapidly in the spring and fall, and management techniques must change with the seasons.... Read More

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Suspicions About Stiltgrass

May 24, 2017

Can Japanese stiltgrass cause digestive upset in horses? ... Read More

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2017 UK Equine Farm, Facilities Expo to be Held June 8

May 18, 2017

Attendees can receive tips on barn design, farm site planning, nutrient intake regulation, pasture management, and more.... Read More

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Study: Wood Chips Can Improve Paddock Soil Quality

May 18, 2017

Adding absorbent, biodegradable materials to paddocks can keep water sources cleaner and favor healthy grass growth.... Read More

Article

10 Toxic Substances to Avoid

May 11, 2017

Learn about 10 common plants and chemicals your horse should never eat.... Read More

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Desert Horse-Keeping

May 10, 2017

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More

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Harmonious Housing Practices for Horses

May 05, 2017

By paying attention to horse herd hierarchy, you can help ensure harmony in the barn and beyond.... Read More

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Bee Swarm Kills Arizona Horse

May 04, 2017

Three other horses were attacked but survived.... Read More