How Much Winter Feed/Forage Do I Need? Am I Feeding the Right Animals?

From November of 2017, here are two questions we ask ourselves every year. I often talk about taking inventory of winter feedstuff.  I’m primarily measuring dry matter, e.g. hay, pasture, stock

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2 thoughts on “How Much Winter Feed/Forage Do I Need? Am I Feeding the Right Animals?

  1. We have had so much rain that we have not been able to cut our fields. It is 24 to 30 inches laying down in places. Would it be better to cut it after the frost or graze it? I am a small farm. I use hay rings so I don’t ha a lot of waist on my hay. I have enough hay to make it through winter if we have a normal winter.

    1. If you have enough hay to make it through the winter, then I would not consider putting that up as hay. 1. It’s pretty challenging to get it dry this time of year. 2. I wouldn’t want to remove the carbon and nutrients from the field if I didn’t need to. and 3. You would be better off grazing it if possible.

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