Former Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
It may not seem like it, but fall is right around the corner. Now is the perfect time to consider what you can do maximize forage yields and quality and reduce weed control problems in your pastures this fall and next spring. Pasture Management and Fertility Healthy pastures need good fertility management to maximize forage production and animal health. Fall is...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Tips for a Successful Grazing Program • Eliminate continuous season long grazing. • Corral livestock and feed them hay until your pasture grasses are 6" to 8" high. Remove animals when 50% of the available forage has been eaten (3" remain). • Do not re-graze until grasses are at least 6" tall (will take 3 to 4 weeks on irrigated pasture). • Duri...
Monday, February 1, 2016
Mob grazing, sounds a bit crazy but it just might be the answer to your pasture problems. Short duration, high-intensity grazing in small areas paired with multiple daily moves (and some focused oversight of animal performance) and you get mob grazing. A grazing system that improves forage, improves soil health, allows producers to increase stocking rate and improves animal health. How...