The NW Wisconsin Graziers Network and UW-Extension invite you to our first pasture walk of the 2019 grazing season to be held on Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 AM.  Host Jim Jasek and family operate a cow/calf grass-fed beef herd on about 80 acres of pasture north of Couderay.  Come see the recently constructed hoop hay storage shed, unique square bale feeding facility and recently developed silvopastures.  The challenges to control understory regrowth in older silvopastures, economics of  small square bale feeding, soil health issues and pasture clipping to control weeds will be discussed along with other topics. Also we will be answering any and all questions from pasture walk participants.

The Jaseks rotationally graze about 60 head of beef from Hereford, Black Angus, and crosses that are marketed locally, primarily as feeders.  They are experienced with silvopasture development and management, and grow over 100 acres of excellent grass hay. They started with a grazing plan developed by Randy Gilbertson over 10 years ago and have made improvements such as three wire high tensile fences.  Jim also has built a hay bale feeding facility using a cement slab and fence line feeder panels. The Jaseks are building a hay storage facility this summer to switch to storing and feeding large round bales in the future.

The farm is located at end of Ryan Road a mile north of Couderay, WI.  From WI Hwy 70 at Couderay take Co. Hwy CC north about 2 blocks and turn left on to Ryan Road going west, continue about a mile north until reaching end of road and their farmstead. Watch for the signs.

For more information, contact Jim at 715-945-3148, Kevin Schoessow, UW-Extension, Spooner office at 715-635-3506, or Lynn Johnson 715-268-8778 at NW Graziers.

Last Update: Jul 02, 2019 3:51 pm CDT

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