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Lakota Ranch in Culpeper County will host a field day on Thursday, June 16, 4-7 p.m., to demonstrate grazing management, fencing options, water system design, and explore conservation practices, Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District announced this week in a press release.
The field day is free and includes a meal, but attendees must register in advance for planning purposes, the district said. Please call 540/825-8591 to register.
Located at 9272 Big Horn Road, Remington, Lakota Ranch is home to the oldest and largest herd of Devon beef cattle in the country. Earlier this year, Jeremy Eng was named Virginia’s 2022 Outstanding Forage Producer of the Year by the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council. This award is given to an outstanding producer who has applied advanced forage and grazing management practices, improved forage quality, increased profitability, provided better wildlife habitat, and improved soil and water resources.
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According to the statement, the Engh family has a rich family history in agriculture and animal husbandry. Lakota Ranch, on the banks of the Rappahannock River, is home to the oldest and largest herd of Devon beef cattle in the country. The Engh have long been recognized for the grass-fed beef produced by their Devon cattle and for the quality of the cattle themselves.
“This multi-generational farm specializes in grass-fed livestock and has participated in several conservation programs over the years to help achieve its goals,” the statement read.