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Livestock and Forestry Research Station

Day to Day

The Batesville Station is nestled between beautiful rolling hills, Ozark forests and tranquil meadows.  On this page, you can enjoy a few scenes from the Station in the course of our daily operations.  All images enlarge by clicking on them.

Baby calves in spring
Baby calves in spring
New arrivals waiting to be processed
New arrivals waiting to be processed
Jeff Earls planting oak seedlings for an acorn study
Jeff Earls planting oak seedlings for an acorn study
Planting oak seedlings
Planting oak seedlings
Building forms to put in water run off collection equipment.
Building forms to put in water run off collection equipment.
Mike McGowan and Gerald Dry lay out plots for planting short leaf pines for a new forestry project
Mike McGowan and Gerald Dry lay out plots for planting short leaf pines for a new forestry project
Preparing seed beds for winter wheat
Preparing seed beds for winter wheat
Overseeding clover into Ky31 Fescue
Overseeding clover into Ky31 Fescue
Burning bermuda grass fields early March, 2006 for weed control
Burning bermuda grass fields early March, 2006 for weed control
Levee around no till wheat treatment plot to help collect run-off data
Levee around no till wheat treatment plot to help collect run-off data
Levee to prevent water from running into no till plot
Levee to prevent water from running into no till plot
Spreading lime prior to seeding wheat pasture
Spreading lime prior to seeding wheat pasture
Loading pine saw logs from Timber harvest spring 2006
Loading pine saw logs from Timber harvest spring 2006
De-limber de-limbing trees
De-limber de-limbing trees
Wayne Coblentz and Rebecca Norman measuring round bales for a hay storage study
Wayne Coblentz and Rebecca Norman measuring round bales for a hay storage study
Over-seeding Bermuda grass pasture with wheat for winter grazing
Over-seeding Bermuda grass pasture with wheat for winter grazing
Raking Bermuda grass hay
Raking Bermuda grass hay
Tom Hess applies an ear tag during processing.  Todd Coles does the banding while Tim Smith works the chute
Tom Hess applies an ear tag during processing. Todd Coles does the banding while Tim Smith works the chute
Don Hubbell gives a tour.  Work area inside the main cattle working barn.
Don Hubbell gives a tour. Work area inside the main cattle working barn.
Program Assistant Tom Hess weighs cattle on wheat rye pastures
Program Assistant Tom Hess weighs cattle on wheat rye pastures
Workers constructing additional high tensile electric fencing in the stocker receiving pens
Workers constructing additional high tensile electric fencing in the stocker receiving pens
Calves sorted and ready to go to small grain pastures
Calves sorted and ready to go to small grain pastures
Weighing and de-worming cattle on the north area fescue pastures
Weighing and de-worming cattle on the north area fescue pastures
Corralling cattle for de-worming and weighing
Corralling cattle for de-worming and weighing
Waugh Mountain forestry tract, a pine reforestation area, bred heifers stand in the foreground
Waugh Mountain forestry tract, a pine reforestation area, bred heifers stand in the foreground
Fall calving cows in the panhandle area on fescue research
Fall calving cows in the panhandle area on fescue research
Workers heading out to gather cattle on horseback
Workers heading out to gather cattle on horseback