Friday, July 19, 2024
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Winter Feed Options

For some of you, stockpiled grass and hay aren’t the only options for winter grazing. If you graze in corn country, corn stalk grazing is a good option to extend your grazing season. With that in mind, this week’s collection includes three articles on the ins and outs of corn stalk grazing, another on how to work with neighbors to graze their cover crops or corn stalks, and one on soy bean crop residue.

Corn Stalks

The first is from a BEEFWatch newsletter and gets into a good amount of detail on the value of corn stalks as feed. Victor Shelton adds to it with his own experience on what cattle eat, how to figure out how much feed you need, and how much feed you have.

Keys for Successful Corn Stalk/Corn Residue Grazing

Victor’s How-to Advice and the Math for Grazing Corn Stalks

Corn Stalk Watchouts

Grazing Cornstalks? Beware of Nitrates!

Looking for options? Here are some suggestions.

How to Work With Neighbors to Graze Their Cover Crops and Crop Residue

Not all crop residue is good feed

Is Soybean Stubble Good Cattle Feed?

And here’s the funnies!

Corn Mazes Are Hard



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Kathy Voth
Kathy Voth
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.

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