Pasture & Forage Management

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The Ins and Outs of Temporary Horse Fencing

December 10, 2017

This portable and cost-effective barrier comes in handy when managing pastures, traveling with horses, and more.... Read More

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Sacrifice Areas on Horse Farms

December 06, 2017

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains what a sacrifice area is and how it helps in pasture management.... Read More

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Putting the Tractor Before the Horse

November 29, 2017

Must-know info when buying a tractor for your horse property.... Read More

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Reseeding Success: Improving Pastures Through Renovations

November 26, 2017

Completely re-establishing pastures might sound daunting, but can result in healthier grass and more forage for horses.... Read More

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UK Extension Agents to Host 11th Pastures Please!! Workshop

November 22, 2017

The event will take place Jan. 22, 2018, at the Scott County Extension Office, in Georgetown, Kentucky.... Read More

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Pasture Management 101: High-Traffic Areas and Overgrowth

November 13, 2017

Appropriately managing high-traffic areas and pasture overgrowth can help improve your horse's habitat and health.... Read More

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Black Walnut Risks in Horse Pastures

November 08, 2017

Is my horse at risk of developing laminitis if he grazes near black walnut trees and walks through fallen walnuts?... Read More

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Hidden Horse Farm Hazards

October 29, 2017

Are the stalls, fencing, and equipment on your horse property accidents waiting to happen? ... Read More

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Horse Pasture Management Workshop Taking Place in Louisville

October 28, 2017

The equine-focused workshop will be held at the American Forage and Grassland Council conference on Jan. 15, 2018.... Read More

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Evaluating Fall Horse Pastures: Green is Good, Brown is Bad

October 28, 2017

If your cool-season grass pastures are green during the fall, chances are they're healthy and productive.... Read More

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Pasture Management 101: Drought, Excess Rain, and Erosion

October 16, 2017

Protect pastures by using rotational grazing and managing manure.... Read More

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Pasture Management 101: Starting a New Pasture from Scratch

October 09, 2017

Factors to consider include facility design, rotational grazing, recommended seeding practices, and toxic weeds.... Read More

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The Lowdown on Drylots

October 07, 2017

Find out how drylots, small paddocks sacrificed to allow pastures to rest, could help your facility this winter.... Read More

Good manure management, including picking manure out of pastures and dry lots, is one of the best ways to limit your horse's exposure to internal parasites.

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Diatomaceous Earth's Deficiency

October 04, 2017

Learn why this deworming technique doesn't have an antiparasitic effect in horses.... Read More

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Fall Checklist for Preparing Your Horse Property for Winter

October 01, 2017

Use this checklist to better prepare yourself and your horses for the upcoming winter months.... Read More

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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 18, 2017

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

Blog

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

Article

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