Friday, August 23, 2019
All About Grazing

All About Grazing

When seeding directly to pasture, there are some guidelines to follow that help to ensure success.
poison hemlock

Every year I get questions from livestock owners regarding poisonous plants; either for identification or for information on how to manage around a known poisonous plant.

The time of the year when frost seeding is most effective in Ohio will not be here until February or March.

What's the best pasture mix for llamas and alpacas? They're not picky, but an Ohio State grazing expert offers tips in this week's All About Grazing column.

Learn more about how water intake and quality is directly related to livestock size.

This is the time of year to evaluate your hay and pasture fields to determine if they need to be reseeded. First and foremost, you need to make sure the pH and fertility is adequate for the forages you want to plant. If it is not, the new seeding could germinate then die or never produce to its potential.
grazing goat

Species primarily affected by P. tenuis include camelids such as elk, moose, llamas and alpacas as well as small ruminants such as sheep and goats.
grazing cows

Learn to pair forages that progress to maturity at similar times for a more uniform harvest with increased quality and yield.

Fall is in the air and Jack Frost will certainly arrive soon. Each year after the first hard frost, I usually answer phone calls...
grazing pasture

Do we need a tractor to manage the pasture or can it be accomplished through proper grazing management? Consider these questions before clipping a pasture.
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