DECORAH, Iowa — Extended fall grazing will be the focus of a Land Stewardship Project (LSP) pasture walk/grazing group kick-off meeting Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Canoe Creek Dairy near Decorah (2954 Middle Sattre Road). This event is free and open to the public and registration begins at 9:45 a.m.; lunch will be provided (a small donation is requested to cover lunch). COVID-19 precautions will be in place during the event and participants are asked to dress for the weather. Reserve a spot by Nov. 9 here or by contacting LSP’s Alex Romano via e-mail.
DIRECTIONS: From Highway 52, turn onto Meadowlark Road in Iowa’s Winneshiek County. Continue on Meadowlark until you reach Middle Sattre Road. Look for LSP signs.
Dan and Bonnie Beard, along with sons, Sam and Parker, and their wives Jen and Esther, own and operate Canoe Creek Dairy. They will discuss their observations involving 35+ heifer calves born this spring that have been grazing since they were two- weeks-old. There will also be a discussion focused on maximizing the grazing season late into the fall without compromising next year’s growth potential.
This event is part of a series of LSP soil health/grazing workshops and pasture walks. For more information, click here.