FORAGE TIMELY TIPS FOR DECEMBER

Begin utilizing stockpiled pastures. Graze pastures with orchardgrass and clovers first. Save tall fescue pastures for late winter grazing.

Using polywire, strip graze stockpiled pastures to improve utilization. Start at the water source and allocate enough forage for 2-3 days. Back fencing is not necessary since pastures are not regrowing this time of the year.

Make plans to frost seed red and white clover onto closely grazed tall fescue pastures in February. Seed supplies of improved varieties may be tight.

Begin hay feeding as stockpiled forage is used up.

Supplement hay with commodity feeds as needed.

Minimizing waste by utilizing ring feeders.