Jerold Berg will host a Pasture Walk at his grazing farm, W6084 State Road 28, Cascade, in Sheboygan County, on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 1-3 p.m.
Berg has been grazing dairy cattle for 20 years. Upon selling his milking herd he began custom grazing dairy heifers for a neighboring 500-cow conventional dairy farm.
On-farm heifer numbers vary from 50-85 head on his 50 acres of lush pastures.
Berg will explain overall farm management; custom heifer grazing agreement with neighboring farm; paddock and lane layout and design; and low input and high management techniques used for the past 23 years on his grazing farm.
Mike Gehl, grazing specialist, Town & Country RC&D, will explain the basics of managed intensive rotational grazing; how a farm specific grazing plan is developed; and how he can assist beginning graziers in implementing managed intensive grazing on their farms.
This event is open to the public and free of charge.
Contact Kirsten Jurcek, grazing educator, Town & Country RC&D at 920-342-9504 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Berg Farm is located on the north side of State Road 28, ¼ mile east of Cascade.
The pasture walk is sponsored by Jerold Berg; Town & Country RC&D with funds NRCS Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; and Glacierland RC&D with funds from the Wisconsin DATCP GLCI Initiative.