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Spring Grazing & Evaluating Your Grazing System


April 15, 2020

With spring weather starting to stick around, it is important to avoid some grazing issues as we are moving livestock between different pastures. Avoid livestock from grazing a pasture too early. Wait until the current year’s growth comprises at least one-third to one-half of the total standing forage for that area. Avoid keeping livestock in one pasture for too long. A good rule of thumb to leave three to four inches of stubble at the end of the growing season which is sustainable for most grasses. Make sure to give pastures an adequate amount of rest time and avoid makputting


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