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Grasses and Grazing

Learn about pasture management, stocking rates and grass production from beef and dairy specialists and agronomists around the country.

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Generous rainfall in some areas in 2009 has given the potential for great grass growth, but was it managed to yield a high tonnage of quality forage?

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Since stored feed is almost two or three times more expensive per animal or per day than pasture, extending the grazing season is one way to reduce the need for stored feed.

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For livestock producers wanting the most out of their pastures, measuring forage dry matter content before and after livestock grazing is the most effective way of managing an intensive grazing system.

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Improved management for high quality, advances in equipment and innovations related to bale silage and other storage options have made grass silage a more attractive option for dairy farmers.

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The question of whether to implement a managed grazing program is one often faced by forage-livestock producers who wish to improve efficiency and productivity.

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It has been said, the first thing to plant in setting up a managed grazing system is fence posts.

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