Forage Timely Tips: July

  • Continue grazing available summer annuals (millets, sorghum/Sudangrass, crabgrass, etc.).
  • Apply 40-60 lb N/A to stimulate summer annual regrowth. 
  • Clip pastures late June/early July as needed to maintain vegetative growth and to reduce weed seeds, but don’t clip lower than 4”.
  • Identify fescue pastures for stockpiling. Choose pastures that are well drained, have a strong sod, and have not been overgrazed. 
  • Soil test pastures to determine fertility needs.
  • Using UK variety trial results, select varieties to plant in the fall and order seed. 
  • Use a designated sacrifice lot to feed livestock hay and supplements as needed if drought sets in and no forage is available for grazing.