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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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Most of our perennial pastures are now in cool-season forages. As their name implies, they perform best when the temperatures are moderate and ample moisture is available. Spring and fall are the glory days for these forages.

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david_plunkFor the first time in recent memory, there are horses on University of Tennessee research farms.

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Drought
Managing pastures in the Western U.S. can be challenging during “normal” weather conditions, but during drought, management is absolutely critical to forage plants’ long-term survival and health.

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Prussic acid (cyanide) poisoning of livestock can occur when certain plants in a pasture are under stress and consumed by the grazing animal.

Knowing how to minimize this risk can prevent production losses or animal death.

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Jim Carr has been finding ways to increase the productivity of his grazing land for many years and has found that one of the most important keys to success is recovery time.

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Many producers throughout the country keep enduring tough weather conditions.

In the last five years, the region has experienced five different records or near-records for the last 40 years.

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