OSSIAN, Iowa — Spring grazing of cover crops will be the focus of a Land Stewardship Project (LSP) pasture walk May 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Oak Creek Pastures near Ossian (1963 155th Street). This event is free and open to the public and sign-in begins at 4:45 p.m. Supper will feature Oak Creek Pastures grass-finished beef sloppy joes, homemade baked beans with bacon, chips, and bars (a small donation is requested to cover the cost of the meal). Participants are asked to dress for the weather. Reserve a spot by May 17 at https://bit.ly/37GLJVm or by contacting LSP’s Alex Romano at email@example.com.
DIRECTIONS: From Highway 52, turn onto 155th Street; look for LSP signs.
Scott and Amanda Holthaus of Oak Creek Pastures will show how their cattle are grazing on crop ground planted last fall to a diverse winter cover mix (rye, vetch, triticale, winter barley). They will also share the results of their experimentation with winter bale grazing on permanent pasture. There will be a discussion around fencing and watering considerations for maximizing grazing days.