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Greg Judy on Stockpiling to Extend Your Grazing Season

By   /  July 20, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Silvopasture  /  Comments Off on Greg Judy on Stockpiling to Extend Your Grazing Season

Last week we started a discussion about how to go about stockpiling in the coming months. This week we continue with some thoughts from Greg Judy. Greg is always innovating, and in this case he’s looking at stockpiling a bit differently. In Part 1, we talked about one of the hardest parts of stockpiling: it […]

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How to Choose a Grass Variety That Works for You

By   /  March 9, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

They say variety is the spice of life. That’s true, even when it comes to varieties of different forage grasses. Often, when we want to reseed our pastures, we may decide on a particular kind of grass, but may not consider all the varieties of that grass there are. Or, we may just ask for […]

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Western Kentucky Summer Forage Tour: Reviving a Rundown Farm

By   /  August 6, 2019  /    /  No Comments

Farm and Tour Description: When Bub and Lakayah Daugherty purchased D&D Farm in 2013, they set a goal to raise cattle and be profitable. Bub wanted to break the mold and raise cattle differently than the way most in the area had been doing for several generations. Technology and ideas on how to graze cattle […]

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Forages That Can Improve Grazing on Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue

By   /  February 24, 2014  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on Forages That Can Improve Grazing on Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue

Researchers have recently discovered that when animals graze plants containing tannins and sapponins, they eat more endophyte-infected tall fescue. That means that including plants like birdsfoot trefoil and alfalfa in pastures of endophyte-infected tall fescue will make your livestock healthier and more productive.

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Tall Fescue: High-Yielding Forage Grass or Toxic and Invasive Weed?

By   /  June 3, 2013  /  Forage  /  10 Comments

During his travels around the state in 1931, Dr. E.N. Fergus of University of Kentucky observed a patch of grass that he thought was worthy of further study.  He collected and increased (i.e., several cycles of planting and harvesting) the seeds, and in 1943 released the tall fescue variety known as Kentucky-31.  Interestingly, this variety now […]

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