Recent studies indicate that native grasses can be a useful “tool” for forage producers providing a good complement to tall fescue or orchardgrass and a low input alternative to bermudagrass. There are five species typically considered for forage production: switchgrass, big bluestem, little bluestem, indiangrass, and eastern gamagrass. While all have value for forage production, benefits and site adaptations vary […]
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The video was shot and produced by Anders Gurda as part of his graduate-thesis work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is now an associate researcher in organic and sustainable cropping systems at UW-Madison.This last video of a four-part series gives Upper Midwestern graziers’ suggestions on how others can implement mob grazing into their operations. Mob Grazing in Their Own Words […]
Thousand of farmers raise livestock on grasslands throughout Virginia. These grasslands have the potential to be very productive, but it largely depends on how the livestock are managed on the pastures. More and more farmers are transitioning from continuous grazing their livestock to a higher level of grazing management. Their goal is to save time and money by grazing their […]
Top-quality hay is the FOUNDATION of your feeding program. Always have it professionally tested. The author of this attached article managed to get by for many years without testing hay, but the winter of 2004-2005 was a nutritional disaster. If you are fortunate enough to have sufficient forage and don’t have to feed hay, have the forage tested every year. Conditions […]
Once pastures have been established (18-24 months after planting), sound pasture management is critical for maintaining a healthy and vigorous sod that benefits the horse, owner, and environment. This attached poster prepared by C.D. Teutsch, Virginia Tech, and S.R. Smith, University of Kentucky, should be on your wall. Maintaining Healthy Horse Pastures
One Day of Rotational Grazing – Shoats click for file
The Basic of Forage Testing click for link
Planning fencing Systems for Controlled Grazing click for link