As the lazy, hazy days of summer have been replaced by Jack Frost and thoughts of sugar plums dancing in our heads, our farm chores are also changing. Pasture growth has slowed down and may be stopped for all practical purposes, however our livestock still have daily needs to be met. Our efforts in managing [...]
If you don’t make the management decisions for your farm, who will?
Everyone seems to like to talk about the weather and farmers probably lead the pack in a lot of those discussions. It is either too dry like last summer, or too wet like this winter, or too cold to get the plants growing, or too hot to have the livestock out in the fields. In [...]
Spring is just around the corner and the time to get serious about pasture and hayland planting or reseeding is here. With memories of last summer’s drought and the consequences that resulted from less available forage than normal fresh on our minds, the time to take action to increase this year’s forage production is now. [...]
Grazing expert Pat Dyer says it’s time to get serious about management for the rest of the year.
Spring is one of the most difficult times of the year to properly manage forages. Read more in this week’s “All About Grazing” column.
This week’s All About Grazing column: Looking ahead could pay bigger dividends than anything else you do in preparing for winter.
The question is what do we do with the overmature pasture and hay we have to contend with now and as our winter feed supply?
Developing and managing what you have is often more cost effective than trying to completely renovate a pasture or grazing system.
With this being a unique and challenging year for grazing management, producers need to seriously look at their quantity and quality of stored feed.