On Saturday, November 23, 1 p.m. Marfa Maid Dairy will be hosting a “Field Day” for anyone in our area interested in learning about an agricultural research project to grow “Tagasaste” as a potential supplement feed for small livestock.
The goat dairy was awarded a grant through the Sustainable Agriculture Research Education program from the USDA. The project will continue for two years with a goal to learn if this Australian shrub and tree can be grown in West Texas.
Tagasaste (also known as Tree Lucerne) was orginally brought from the Canary Islands to Australia where it has been naturalized and found to be an excellent feed source for cattle and small livestock. Tagasaste is a fast growing drought resistant plant that is related to alfalfa and is considered a legume which is rich in protein for animal feed.
Malinda Beeman of Marfa Maid Dairy will give an introduction to the plant and show participants her efforts to germinate and grow tagasaste for planting in the spring. The Field Day will be at the Marfa Maid Dairy at 2011 Antelope Hills road, 2 miles east of Marfa. For more detailed directions go the marfamaid.com. If you are interested in attending this workshop please email [email protected] or call Malinda Beeman at 432 559. 7515. The Field Day is free and open to the public.
Last Edit: Nov 20, 2019 20:41:45 GMT -6 by marfamaid