Monday, August 25, 2014

Prep Pastures For Winter Grazing

 For livestock producers who are pasture based, management now can determine what, if any, extended season grazing will be done in the late fall to winter months, according to Rory Lewandoski, with OSU Extension. There are two main options that can be used to extend the grazing season; stockpiling perennial forages and/or planting cool season annual forages, he says.

"Stockpiling forage is the most economical option to extend the grazing season," he says. "Stockpiling is simply the process of letting a pasture paddock or hay field grow and accumulate growth that will be grazed at a later date."
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