FORAGE TIMELY TIPS FOR JUNE

Apply 40-60 lb N/A to stimulate summer annual regrowth.

Clip pastures late June/early July as needed to maintain vegetative growth and to reduce weed seeds, but don't clip lower than 4".

Slow rotation allowing for a longer recovery period.

Identify fescue pastures for stockpiling. Choose pastures that are well drained, have a strong sod, and have not been overgrazed.

Soil test pastures to determine fertility needs.

Using UK variety trial results, select varieties to plant in the fall and order seed.

Use a designated sacrifice lot to feed livestock hay and supplements as needed if drought sets in and no forage is available for grazing.