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Take Stock of Your Pastures Now to Adjust Your Grazing Plan

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Using his own pastures as an example, Victor shows how checking what’s growing (or not) helps plan for the upcoming grazing season based on the needs of the forage.

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Victor Shelton, out kneeling in his field. (I really wanted to say outstanding in his pasture, but I
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About the author

For more than 25 years, Victor Shelton, Indiana agronomist and grazing specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, has provided advice about grazing’s best practices. He travels across the state conducting pasture walks, working one on one with farmers and participating in grazing talks. He also writes a newsletter called "Grazing Bites" as a way to talk about current and seasonal grazing issues and what farmers need to be prepared for.


  1. Charles rich says:

    Thank you for the information on what we should be grazing this time of year. Now hopefully my leftover stockpile will make it a few more weeks.

  2. Bruce Howlett says:

    This week we’re starting to see the first glimpses of soil out from under the snow! It’ll be a while before the forages start to grow.

    East Montpelier VT

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