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Winter Stockpiled Fescue Trumps Hay Every Time – Part 4 – Why I’m Keeping My KY 31

By   /  February 26, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  9 Comments

Should we get rid of KY 31 endophyte-infected tall fescue? Greg Judy has said “No” throughout this 4 part series. Here’s his final argument, including all the reasons he has decided to keep his fescue. (Read the rest of the series here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.) I covered all the negatives of […]

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Winter Stockpiled Fescue Trumps Hay Every Time – Part 3 – Fescue Tolerant Animals and Grazing

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

This is Part 3 in Greg’s four part series about the trouble with Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue, and how he’s learned to love it. (Read Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.) Here he describes the management techniques that have made him question moves to try to eradicate it from his pastures. My Pasture Renovation […]

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Winter Stockpiled Fescue Trumps Hay Every Time – Part 2

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  2 Comments

Should you get rid of your endophyte-infected tall fescue? Greg shares why we don’t like it, and why getting rid of it may be hard on us too.

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Winter Stockpiled Fescue Trumps Hay Every Time – Part 1

By   /  February 5, 2018  /  Forage, Grazing Management, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

Some folks say we should do all we can to get rid of Kentucky 31 fescue in our pastures. But Greg Judy has other ideas. In this four part series he covers his experiences, good and bad, with this grass, and why he’s keeping his. He starts with the basic benefits of winter stockpile.

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Unrolling Hay for Feed and Pasture Fertility

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

Here’s Greg Judy, up at the crack of dawn to show us how he unrolls hay for feed and for pasture fertility. He’s strip grazing to feed 300 cattle, and unrolling a 1500 bale to supplement them. He uses his ATV and a homemade bale unroller. It’s a lightweight solution that prevents driving ruts into […]

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