FORAGE TIMELY TIPS FOR OCTOBER

Feed hay to allow cool-season pastures to accumulate forage growth for winter grazing.

Do NOT harvest or graze alfalfa fields.

Inventory and test each hay lot for nutritive value and consult a nutritionist to design a supplementation program as needed.

Remove ruminants from pastures that contain sorghum species (forage sorghums, sorghum-sudangrass hybrids, sudangrass, and johnsongrass) when frost is expected. Even small patches of johnsongrass that have been frost can cause prussic acid poisoning.

Begin strip grazing early planted small grain and brassicas (turnips and rape) mixes by the end of this month.