Winter Stockpiled Fescue Trumps Hay Every Time – Part 1

When folks start investigating methods of shortening the winter hay feeding periods on their farms and ranches, the term “winter stockpiling” is usually found somewhere in the discussion. The term

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  1. One of my paddocks has lots of threeawn so I’ve stuck most of my cattle in there this winter and have put the hay to ’em to help out this paddock. The dung beetles have been doing a tremendous job with all the manure pats so I’m looking forward to improved fertility. Even when the temperature has slipped into the teens the dung beetles have been doing a very complete job. It has been real dry, though. That seems to always be the most important factor for them.
    Another thing though; I left a gate open to another paddock one day and all the cattle were up there grazing even after I put out fresh hay. It was all dormant warm season native grass (side oats grama and little bluestem, mostly). They were much more inclined to graze that old dormant grass than the good sudan hay I put out. Go figure.

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