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Reader Questions and Answers About Fall Alfalfa Nutrition, Varieties, and Reseeding

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  2 Comments

We’ve been getting alfalfa-related questions from readers. Genevieve Slocum and David Hunsberger of King’s Agriseeds have some answers. Question: My cows and calves have been on a pasture for about a week with approx. 50% grass 50% alfalfa it has dried down on the stem and we have had -2 c frosts several times some […]

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Reader Question: How Can the NRCS Serve You Better?

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  The Scoop  /  10 Comments

Folks have asked us to share your thoughts on what could make the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service better for you. The reason? The new Farm Bill is being written right now and it will include changes to the NRCS. Those changes will dictate funding for NRCS services that provide farmers and ranchers with financial […]

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Reader Question – Should I Continue Rotational Grazing When the Grass Dries Up?

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  The Scoop  /  17 Comments

Hello, On Pasture Community! We have another question from one of your fellow-community members. We all have this issue of grasses going dormant for part of the year, so we bet you’ve got some experience and some suggestions for Pete: I have a 40-acre ranch in California, in the Sierra foothills below Yosemite. I also […]

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Reader Question – How Do You Manage Fence Line Vegetation?

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  Reader's Questions, The Scoop  /  23 Comments

Another On Pasture reader has a question and we need your help! How do you manage the vegetation under and around your permanent fence lines organically? We raise hair sheep and Angus cattle together in one flerd, and use electronet fencing for daily moves. Our perimeter fencing on our land is high-tensile 5-strand fence powered […]

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Answers to Reader Alfalfa-Related Questions – Fall Nutrition, Varieties, and Reseeding

By   /  November 11, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Answers to Reader Alfalfa-Related Questions – Fall Nutrition, Varieties, and Reseeding

From November of 2017, here’s an article answering alfalfa-related reader questions. The answers come to us from Genevieve Slocum and David Hunsberger of King’s Agriseeds. Question: My cows and calves have been on a pasture for about a week with approx. 50% grass 50% alfalfa it has dried down on the stem and we have […]

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