Forage Timely Tips: August

  • Make plans to attend Eastern Kentucky Forage Field Day at Loretto Motherhouse Farm.
  • Slow grazing rotation for cool-season pastures to allow more rest time.  Do NOT graze closer than 4-5 inches.
  • If cool-season pastures are not growing, feed hay in a sacrifice area to avoid damaging these pastures.
  • Graze summer annuals and perennials.
  • Plant winter annuals after first good rain in August if Fall grazing is desired.
  • Identify pastures that will be stockpiled for winter grazing.  Graze or clip these pastures and apply 60-80 lb N/A in mid to late August.
  • Rest pastures that are being stockpiled.