With the break in the weather, life is good again for graziers, but the question still persists: What could I be doing now to ensure I will have enough feed for winter? The answer may be in the corn field.
This year’s dry weather has put every dairy or beef farmer in a similar predicament, and most livestock producers are faced with tight, if not outright insufficient forages to feed during the winter period.
Graziers are asking how to extend the grazing season and still get ahead of the game with solid fall pasture management. OSU Extension Agent Tom Noyes shares some tips in this week’s “All About Grazing.”
Get tips on how to manage and graze dry pastures during the summer drought.
Late July or August is when producers in Ohio need to start preparing fields for stockpiling.
Water is called many different things depending on your situation and location. Here in southern Ohio, it’s a real nuisance.
High level or rainfall means more forage growth, but also softer soil conditions and the potential for mud and compaction problems.
Planning your grazing ahead of time could reap benefits.
Five steps to promote quality pasture during the summer.
Attitude toward pasture weed control has changed.
Introducing Farm and Dairy’s newest column.