Success in establishment of a pasture or grazing system will be determined in large part by how much planning and preparation will be invested. One must take the time to develop objectives and to understand soil, plant, animal and environmental resources. Time and effort invested before and during establishment will greatly increase chances for later success. If a serious mistake is made it will usually be made between the time the decision is made to establish a forage stand and when the planter is pulled out of the field. Order your copy of Forage-Livestock Quotes and Concepts here.