Grazing Practices

Making it work for land and livestock owners in a grazing lease

Pasture leases can be a tricky business or a great opportunity for both the land and livestock owners. Pat Reece, professor emeritus and now a consultant and owner of Prairie and Montane Enterprises, understands this from years of experience working with producers. FULL STORY »

Small grain stubble can extend the grazing season

Small grain stubble has provided cattlemen with a fall grazing alternative, however this roughage source has dwindled for years since the “corn-soybean rotation” replaced many of those small grain acres. FULL STORY »

Manage grazing use in Riparian areas to prevent damage

"Riparian" is derived from the Latin term riparius, which means "at the water's edge" and refers to the narrow green zones of land adjacent to streams, rivers and other surface waters. Approximately 18% of Wisconsin land is classified as riparian. FULL STORY »

Forage options following irrigated wheat

The good spring and early summer moisture we have received in the Nebraska panhandle along with continued strong forage prices is encouraging producers to consider what annual forages could be planted into irrigated wheat stubble. FULL STORY »

Consider oats and turnips for fall grazing

Consider planting oats and turnips in early maturing corn silage fields for fall/winter grazing. Be sure to make a commitment to plant as early as possible. FULL STORY »

Sweet clover abundance: Good or bad?

Have you noticed an abundance of yellow sweet clover this summer? This can be good or bad, depending on how it may affect your pastures, your hay, and your cattle. FULL STORY »

Grazing Bites: June 2014

It is probably not possible to have perfect weather here in Indiana. Like most have heard, "if you don't like Indiana weather, wait five minutes and it will change." The weather that is good for one person or situation is most likely not good for another. FULL STORY »

Cressleaf Groundsel - The ubiquitous yellow weed Play video

Cressleaf groundsel has been abundant throughout parts of Ohio for a while, but every year a few additional hay producers get to experience it for the first time apparently. FULL STORY »

Importance of estimating the cost of grazing

Following the 2014 winter, many believed abundant grass would be available for summer grazing in South Dakota. However, explained Shannon Sand, SDSU Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist, producers are now asking the question: where has all of the grazing land gone? FULL STORY »

Weed Watch: Treat early, if possible

Chemical control of weeds is not always possible, McGowin says, depending on conditions. While some parts of his Southeast region experienced drought within the past few years, more recently excessive moisture has created weed challenges. FULL STORY »

Weed Watch: Watch for invasive species

Pastures or rangeland depleted by drought could become especially susceptible to invasive weeds, partly because of lack of competition from desirable forage plants and also due to potential introduction of weed seeds from outside sources. FULL STORY »

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