The Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association met for the regular monthly meeting June 16, 2016, at the Agriculture Building on the UAM campus. President Glynn Gibson welcomed the members and guests and thanked Hall Manufacturing, who makes Bush-Wacker equipment, for sponsoring our meal of roast beef sandwiches with all the trimmings. Greg Montgomery asked the blessing.
Our guest speaker was Jeremy Huff, NRCS State Grazing Specialist. He advised producers to not graze their pastures too short and to give them rest, which keeps a good root system and ground cover. This practice slows runoff and helps retain moisture from rainfall. His rain simulator demonstrated how soil and nutrients can be lost if there is not sufficient ground cover. (more…)