DGA New Hampshire Pasturing Calves & Heifers Event | Haynes Dairy, 23 Tengren Ave, Claremont NH

Pasturing Calves and Heifers Event
Jul 25, 2019
10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Haynes Dairy, 23 Tengren Avenue, Claremont, NH
COST: Free event. Donations towards the lunch is appreciated.

Pasturing calves and heifers on high forage, low grain diets while using low cost simple fencing. Dealing with the summer pasture slump, and facing the challenges of transitioning a farm to a young farmer owner. Bairdis a Master with the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship and the programs growthin the region will be introduced to participants. Organized through the UVM Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA) Program.

CONTACT: Register by contacting Mary Ellen Franklin, DGA Education Coordinator. or 802-254-2228


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grazing milk cows.Schaefer has been grazing and dairying for 31 years, and today has 118 cross-bred cows on 160 acres.

Larry Tranel and Jenn Bentley, dairy specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach, will provide information on the economics of grazing and calf management in a pasture-based system.

Following lunch, Schaefer will lead attendees on a walking tour with a focus on pasture renovation, brush control and sidewalk-style cattle lanes, along with Brian Lang, field agronomist with ISU Extension and Outreach, who will provide information on soil fertility.

The pasture walk is located at 25037 Lake Rd., Garnavillo. From Garnavillo, go east on C17 3.5 miles, then south on 232 Street for 1.1 mile, then south on Lake Rd. for 2.3 miles. The farm is on the right.

Pasture walks are informal educational programs designed to demonstrate one or two key areas of pasture management, and to provide answers to common questions. This event is open to all producers who rely on forage production.

RSVPs are encouraged to help with materials and meal planning, but are not required. For more information, contact Jenn Bentley at 563-382-2949, or


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