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How Do You Graze in November When the Weather is Warmer or Wetter Than Usual?

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  Grazing Management, NRCS  /  3 Comments

I mentioned last month that there are still plenty of good growing days left this fall and they need to be taken advantage of. One of the first things to do to make sure you obtain as much plant growth as possible, especially with perennial forages, is to stop grazing forages that will continue to […]

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How Much Winter Feed/Forage Do I Need? Am I Feeding the Right Animals?

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  NRCS, The Classic by NatGLC  /  2 Comments

From November of 2017, here are two questions we ask ourselves every year. I often talk about taking inventory of winter feedstuff.  I’m primarily measuring dry matter, e.g. hay, pasture, stockpile, crop residue, and grazeable annuals still left.  Fall rains certainly helped to green things up and provide some new growth, but that won’t last […]

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Here’s What Graziers Do In August – Stage Forage, Prep Stockpile and Plan for Winter Forage/Feed

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

August often seems to arrive too early and speeds by way too fast. Mentally to me, August 1st starts the countdown to the first frosty morning. That time frame, depending on where you are in Indiana, is generally 60-75 days. There is a lot to do in that time frame. Staging Forage My first consideration […]

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To Clip/Mow Your Pasture Or Not – That is the Question

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  NRCS, The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on To Clip/Mow Your Pasture Or Not – That is the Question

Here’s a question that comes up all the time. In this article from July of 2016 Victor Shelton describes why it’s a good idea sometimes, and maybe not others. We talked about clipping pastures in June. I’m still getting questions and comments by email about it; all good. There certainly are two sides to this […]

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Managing to Prevent Grass Tetany

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

Is grass tetany a threat to your herd? It could be if you’re dealing with cool conditions and lush spring forage growth. It is what we call “washy” grass. This new growth is very high in water and nitrogen. It can also be fairly high in potassium. Fields that have been fertilized with nitrogen may […]

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