Forage Timely Tips: January

  • Continue strip-grazing of stockpiled tall fescue for maximum utilization.
  • Remove animals from very wet pastures to limit pugging and soil compaction. 
  • Feed your best hay to animals with highest nutritional needs.
  • Supplement poor quality hay as indicated by forage testing. 
  • Feed hay in areas where mud is less of a problem.
  • Feed hay in poor pastures to increase soil fertility and enhance organic matter.
  • Consider “bale grazing” – set out hay when the ground is dry or frozen. Use temporary fencing to allocate bales as needed. 
  • Use variety trial results to select seed for spring renovation.
  • Prepare for pasture renovation by purchasing seeds, inoculant, etc. and getting equipment ready