By Ken M. Nelson
County Extension Agent 

Notes From Nelson

Stretching the Hay Supply

 

March 22, 2023



Well, it seems Old Man Winter just won't give it up. As a result, hay and feed supplies continue to dwindle – a hay supply that in most cases had no surplus when feeding started earlier than normal last fall.

Bring on the green grass, huh? That looks to be a ways off looking out the window today, and with it will come other concerns. Turning out at the first sign of grass growth has consequences. Plants need the opportunity to establish a good root base. Grazing plants too early and too often can deplete root reserves and result in poor pasture performance for the remainder of the y...



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