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Is It Ready Yet? How to Know When You Can Start Grazing a New Planting

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Is It Ready Yet? How to Know When You Can Start Grazing a New Planting

Last year about this time, an On Pasture reader asked us when he could start grazing a planting he’s was getting ready for fall forage. We figured there’d be more of you out there this summer with the same question. So here you go! Timing to start grazing varies for each species and mix, as […]

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How to Establish and Manage Red Clover

By   /  March 19, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on How to Establish and Manage Red Clover

With the discoveries that red clover can increase weight gain and prevent fescue toxicosis, we thought you’d like some info on how to add it to your pasture. Thanks to Genevieve of Kings Agriseeds for helping us out with this! Not only does red clover boost a pasture’s quality, diversity, and even yield, it’s also […]

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Winter Frost-Seeding For Better Summer Pastures

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

From January 2017, Genevieve’s tips can help you adjust your winter grazing now for frost-seeding to prep for summer. Frost-seeding is one form of over-seeding, in which you can use legumes to economically and quickly thicken a pasture or a perennial hayfield in late winter. Though no-till drilling has more guarantee of success, frost seeding […]

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Grazing Your Cover Crops Can Build Good Soil

By   /  January 22, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Grazing Your Cover Crops Can Build Good Soil

This comes to us from a January 2017 issue of On Pasture. It gives you tips for cover crop types and grazing management to help improve soil health. You may have thought that planting a cover crop and leaving it alone until termination and planting of the cash crop is the best way to get […]

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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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