Horse Rotational Grazing Pasture Walk to be held in Turtle Lake

Wisconsin State Farmer
Learn about developing pastures over several years with extensive weed control and by increasing organic matter through manure application at a pasture walk on Sept. 16 in Turtle Lake.

The NW Wisconsin Graziers Network and UW-Extension will hold a pasture walk at 1 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 16. at Happy Hollow Stables, operated by Erin Osero and family at 1614 Co Hwy. D, Turtle Lake, WI.

Participants can see the recently upgraded watering system and horse hay bale nets for waste reduction. Out wintering beef steers, backyard pork and broiler production, spring manure spreading and direct marketing of home raised meat will be discussed along with other topics. 
Osero rotationally grazes about 20 head of owned and boarded horses of various breeds and sizes on about 30 acres of improved pastures. These pastures have been developed over several years and required extensive weed control by clipping and increasing organic matter through manure application and managed rotational grazing.
New pastures have been established with additional fencing and grass seeding of heavy use areas. Osero is currently experimenting with non-herbicide brush control using a small goat herd.
From US Highway 8 at Range take Highway D north about three miles, the driveway is on the right. Coming from the north, take County Highway E south from State Highway 48, go about six miles then merge right onto Highway D, continue for about four miles to farm on left. Watch for the signs.
For more information, contact Osero at 715-554-1493, Kevin Schoessow, UW-Extension, Spooner office at 715-635-3506, or Lynn Johnson 715-268-8778 at NW Graziers.