FORAGE TIMELY TIPS FOR 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.