Sheep Grazing Pasture Walk

Wisconsin State Farmer


A Sheep Grazing Pasture Walk is slated Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 1-3 p.m. at Barb Salas Farm, N8996 Hwy 26, Burnett.

Barb owns and manages a 70-acre sheep grazing farm.  She uses rotational grazing to feed her sheep, but also composts the manure produced by the sheep in her buildings during the winter months.  After composting, the manure is spread onto pastures to meet their nutrient needs.  Barb has recently added new fencing and water lines with the assistance of NRCS funding.

The event will include: fencing and water line installation, identify NRCS and county programs available; soil sampling,  grass and legume species selection, fertilization, making dry hay from pastures; wrap-up, general Q & A, and networking session.

Presenters include: Barb Salas – farm owner; Paige Seago – NRCS – Dodge County; George Koepp – UW-Extension Columbia County; Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing – UW Extension Dodge/Fond du Lac County; Amanda Young – UW-Extension Dodge County; Todd Riettmann – Columbia County Land & Water Conservation and John Bohonek – Dodge County Land & Water Conservation.

The majority of the lab’s work is on small ruminants, such as sheep and goats, which are more popular globally.

 The farm is located about 1 mile north of Burnett on the east side of Hwy 26.  Follow the long driveway back to the barn.

Contact Laure Dei to register for this event by calling 920-386-3790 or sending an email to . 

For further information contact George Koepp, UW-Extension Agriculture Educator for Columbia County at 608-742-9682 or email