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No-Till Pasture Seeding Demonstration, April 13

April 4, 2013 | 0 comments

A No-Till Pasture Seeding Demonstration is slated Saturday, April 13, from 1-3 p.m. at the Paul and Pat Onan Farm, 9659 Grayson Rd., Amherst Junction.

The guest presenter will be dairyman Daniel Olson, who also represents Byron Seed. Paul Onan started grazing in 1993 with 35 cows. In 2011, an old stall barn was replaced with a free-stall and cow numbers increased to 110 head. He has 120 acres available to graze, 30 of which have a K-Line irrigation system.

Onan utilizes no-till methods to improve and establish pasture and plants annual forages on land that hasn't been moldboard plowed since the mid 1980s. He runs an additional 130 acres of cropland that is harvested for winter feed.

About half of the milking herd are registered Holsteins and the other half cross breeds of various kinds. They produce about 16,000-18,000 pounds of milk per cow.

Olson is a sixth generation dairy farmer from Lena. No-till seeding of both perennial pastures and annual forages has become an integral part of his operation.

For the last five years, Olson worked with Byron Seeds as a dealer, then as a product support specialist. The Olson's do extensive research on their grazing farm, test planting about 100 plant varieties each year.

Topics Include: No-till seeding strategies, forage varieties and selection, managing pastures for no-tilling, and discussion of drill types.

To reach the farm, from Stevens Point: Travel East on Hwy. 10 for about 8 miles, turn north on Hwy, 161 and continue roughly 3 miles, turn North onto Cty. ZZ continue 1 mile to Grayson Rd., then turn East onto Grayson Rd. and continue .5 miles to 9659 Grayson Rd. Watch for "Pasture Walk" signs.

For more information contact Teal Fyksen, grazing specialist, at 715-321-2929 (cell) or teal.fyksen@goldensandsrcd.org

Keep up to date on other area events at www.goldensands rcd.org.

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