Forage Timely Tips: December

  • Begin utilizing stockpiled pastures.  Graze pastures with orchardgrass and clovers first.  Save tall fescue pastures for late winter grazing.
  • Using polywire, strip graze stockpiled pastures to improve Utilization.  Start at the water source and allocate enough forage to for 2-3 days.   Back fencing is not necessary.
  • Make plans to frost seed red and white clover onto closely grazed tall fescue pastures in February.
  • Some hay can be fed as stockpiled grass is grazed to stretch grass.
  • Begin hay feeding as stockpiled forage is used up.
  • Supplement hay as needed.
  • Minimizing waste by utilizing ring feeders.