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Know Your Grass Growth Stages for Successful Grazing Management

Thanks to Ed Rayburn of West Virginia University Cooperative Extension for this helpful illustration of grass growth stages! Click to see a larger version.

Where are my grasses’ growing points?  What is “boot stage” and what happens to growing points that I should know?  What happens to my pastures if I don’t graze them until they’ve finished producing seed?

Knowing the answers to these questions will help you understand what your grasses are going through as they work to feed your livestock and will help you make better decisions about when and how long to graze.  Thanks to the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension staff and the Barnyards and Backyards Property Improvement Project for putting together this 3:43 minute video that anyone anywhere can use!

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