Success StoryEquine Owner's Utilize Extension Information



Equine Owner's Utilize Extension Information

Author: Jay Stone

Planning Unit: Lyon County CES

Major Program: Equine

Plan of Work: Livestock Production

Outcome: Initial Outcome

A minor share of farm gate receipts in West Kentucky belongs to the equine industry, but all of the counties in our area have horse owners who either rely on horses for on-farm power or utilize horses as a form of recreational activity. Because of the need to maintain good health in our horse herds, agents polled producers to pinpoint their greatest need, which was solid nutritional information to help insure their horses stay in peak physical condition.

To help producers meet their horses nutritional needs, Extension Agents from multiple counties worked together to provide educational activities designed to meet these needs. These activities included Hay testing, Producer meetings, Podcasts, and on-farm visits. A total of 34 producers have participated in Extension activities related to Equine Nutrition.






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