Posts Categorized: Misc. Grass

When To Turn Your Livestock Out To Pasture

August 8th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

The fact that late winter and early spring are common times for livestock starvation, surprises many. While producers are anxious for pastures to turn green during springtime, it actually takes several weeks afterward for forage to contain essential nutrients needed for livestock. Some producers stop feeding hay to their livestock too early. The livestock then consume early forage, which has a high water content and often causes diarrhea.

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3 Steps To Maintain A High Quality Pasture

July 27th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

A quality pasture for your cattle is essential to the quality of the food or milk they provide. When a field is subpar, you can bet your cow’s milk will be low quality and the meat from your cattle will be less desirable. You may know that you need to improve the quality of your pasture, but you are unsure how to do this. The methods you will use to improve your pasture will vary depending on the climate in your area and your soil. However, there are ways for every farmer to ensure that their pasture is nutritious for their cattle.

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3 Dietary Needs For Your Sheep

July 22nd, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Over 5 million sheep are being raised throughout the United States. Compared to other livestock, the sheep industry in the U.S. is rather small. There were about 80,000 ranches and farms throughout the country in 2013. The American Sheep Industry is attempting to change this by working to grow the number of operations in the country.

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How To Plant Ryegrass For Hay Production

March 29th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Ryegrass is a popular addition to grow with your hay. A strong and hardy grass, rye is resilient to weather and drought conditions and has a high nutritional value. It may seem like a bit of a challenge to sow ryegrass into your hay field. However, once it is in the ground, it requires very little maintenance to grow. If you plan to grow ryegrass alongside your hay, it is important to understand how to plant it and how to help it grow.

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