Fescue is one of the predominate grasses in southeast Kansas.
It can be successfully managed for intensive use as a livestock feed, but it is not without its drawbacks. Kentucky 31 fescue, the most commonly found pasture variety, has a fungus (called an endophyte), living within the plant. This endophyte is good for the plant but causes negative reactions in beef cattle.
Joint the Southwind District of K-State Research and Extension on Wednesday, April 4, to learn more about fescue endophytes, their effect on cattle, and how to manage fescue. This program will take place at 6 p.m. at the Moran Community Center, located at 407 N. Cedar St. in Moran, Kansas, and will feature Southwind Extension District Agent for Livestock Production and Forage Management Christopher Petty, Kansas State University Southeast Area Livestock Specialist Jaymelynn Farney, and Kansas State University Southeast Area Agronomist Doug Shoup.
The meeting is sponsored by Multimin 90 and Ag Choice of Moran. An evening meal will be provided, free of charge, by our sponsors. Pre-registration is required, by March 30 to reserve your meal.
For more information, or to pre-register, contact the Southwind Extension District, Iola Office at 620-365-2242 or e-mail [email protected].