• Graze to proper height at the right time. Use a “take half, leave half” guide to grazing.
  • Check forage and livestock at regular intervals and move lives according to the forage.
  • Allow pasture to rest periodically. Don’t leave livestock on pastures being rested.
  • Top-dress with fertilizer according to soil test.
  • Maintain good fences
  • Mow or hay paddocks before grass has set seed heads. Weeds or weedy grasses should be mowed when they reach a height of 6 inches, before they begin to compete for moisture and seeds mature.
  • Remove or drain above ground pasture water systems in the winter and restore in the spring
  • Review and change your rotation schedule to match changes in herd size, feed quality, and number of available grazing acres.