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Here’s What You Should Be Thinking About Now To Have a Great Grazing Season

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It’s the first of June. Generally, by the first of June, most cool-season forages have peaked thei
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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.

2 Comments

  1. James Defate says:

    These are the best thing I enjoy reading thank you

  2. emily macdonald says:

    When orchard grass and tall fescue are clipped just after the seed heads form, will it stay vegetative for the rest of the growing season or will it go into the reproductive stage again?

    When measuring the height of a stand of forage, what part(s) of the plant is measured?

    Will sheep graze just the leaves of fescue or orchard grass that has headed out, and if so, are the leaves still of high quality as forage? Should I clip a headed out paddock before turning sheep into it?

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