FORAGE TIMELY TIPS FOR JUNE

Continue hay harvests. Minimize storage losses by storing hay under cover.

Clip pastures for weeds and seedheads as needed.

Use slower grazing rotations allowing for a longer recovery period.

Use portable fencing to decrease paddock size and increase paddock number.

Do NOT graze below the minimum desired residual height (4 in for most forages).

When present, johnsongrass can provide high quality summer forage when managed.

Crabgrass, a warm-season annual grass, can provide high quality summer grazing. It is an annual grass highly preferred by livestock. If desired, remember crabgrass needs some annual soil disturbance to keep coming back.

Begin grazing native warm-season grasses. Start at 20-24" and stop at 8-10 inches.

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