News Article

Pasture Walk Set

By Aces Staff
May 6, 2003

May 6, 2003

URBANA—A pasture walk and discussion will be held at 6 p.m., June 2 at a sheep farm in Arrowsmith. Hosting the University of Illinois Extension-sponsored event is Elton Mau.

“The Mau family runs 48 mature Rambouillet and Dorset ewes and their lambs on 7.5 acres of intensively managed pasture,” said Richard Cobb, U of I Extension sheep specialist. “Mau started grazing sheep in 1996 with the idea of ‘making money while not taking a lot of time.’

“During the walk and discussion, he will describe his present pasture program and his plans for the future, including how he is able to maintain the ewe flock on grass for the majority of the year.”

For directions to the Mau farm, contact Elton Mau, (309) 727-1322, or Cobb at (217) 333-7351 or at his cell phone (217) 369-2581.

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