Two Fescue Schools are being held next week for producers in north Missouri and in Southwest Missouri. The University of Missouri Extension is hosting the events where growers will learn how to kill old fescue stands and learn about the new varieties of Toxin-Free fescue available.
MU Extension says these new varieties “come at a time of rising feed costs but also increased cattle value.”
Cattle specialist Craig Roberts says cattle like the new fescue so much they will graze it into the ground, “What we call over-grazing. So we want to spend some time talking about over- grazing management.”
The first Fescue School will be Monday, March 18th at the MU Southwest Center in Mount Vernon, Missouri. The second will be Thursday, March 21st at the MU Forage Systems Research Center in Linneus, Missouri. New toxin-free fescue plots are at both locations.