Prairie County Range Tour: Exploring Fort Keogh
October 3, 2018
Fort Keogh Livestock & Range Research Laboratory in Miles City, Montana
9:00 a.m.-Noon Research Updates
Fort Keogh: Introduction & Research Overview- Dr. Lance Vermeire, will share an update on current research being conducted at Fort Keogh.
Rangeland Soil Health- Dr. Kurt Reinhart will discuss what we know about soils in rangeland and what factors limit forage production.
Management Effects of Pasture Utilization & Animal Behavior- Dr. Andy Roberts will talk about a study that monitors the effects of different management strategies, such as feedlot or pasture grazing, for yearling cattle.
Water Quality- Dr. Mark Petersen will share what Fort Keogh has learned after 10 years of water quality research and how that quality affects animal performance.
Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch
Sponsored by Stockman Bank and catered by the Airport Inn
1:00-3:30 p.m. Range Tour
New Technology in Research- Dr. Richard Waterman will explain two new data gathering instruments that Fort Keogh is using in their research.
Water Quality Improvement- Dr. Mark Petersen will describe how a “floating island” may be a possible solution to help remove sulfates from livestock water.
Annual Bromes in Pastures- Dr. Lance Vermeire will discuss growth characteristics of annual bromes and how they can affect grazing systems.
This program is brought to you by:
MSU Extension-Prairie County, Stockman Bank, Prairie County Grazing District, USDA-ARS Fort Keogh Livestock & Range Research Laboratory