Friday, May 23, 2014

Pasture Walk near Cabool on May 30

Contact: Ted Probert, dairy specialist
Headquartered in Wright County
Tel: (417) 741-6134

HARTVILLE, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension will host a pasture walk at the Allen and Jeni Lorton farm near Cabool starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 30.

The Lorton family has recently purchased 160 acres north of Cabool and plan to start a pasture-based dairy.  Plans include building a new house and a new milk parlor.

“The grazing setup at the Lorton farm is also in the planning stage, and Allen looks forward to input from the group concerning ideas for development,” said Ted Probert, a dairy specialist with MU Extension and the host for the meeting.

The Lorton’s will soon be looking for cows to purchase.  Allen’s preference would be to start with Jerseys or crossbreeds.

Directions to the Lorton farm: From Cabool go north on Hwy 63 about two miles.  Turn right on Hwy U.  The farm is about 1.5 miles ahead on the right.  Watch for a sign designating the location.  For GPS gurus the physical address is 14348 Hwy U, Cabool.

Anyone planning to attend should contact the Wright County Extension office at 417-741-6134 or email to allow appropriate planning for lunch.

University of Missouri Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians. Each county extension center, with oversight by locally elected and appointed citizens, is your local link to practical education on almost anything. More information on this topic is available online at


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