Forage Timely Tips: January

  • 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 by mid-Feb. 
  • Some hay can be fed as stockpiled grass is grazed to stretch out the grazing season. 
  • Begin hay feeding as stockpiled forage is used up.
  • Supplement hay as needed. 
  • Minimize waste by utilizing ring feeders.