Stockpiling Forage – Still A Good Economic Decision?

August is the time to make forage decisions that will affect the late fall and winter-feeding period. In the past, stockpiling grass for late fall and winter grazing has been much more economical than feeding baled hay. How do increased fuel, fertilizer and forage production costs affect the economics of stockpiling forage? In this article I want to review some of the research that has been done on stockpiling forage for winter grazing and apply today’s economics to this practice to see if it is still a good economic decision.

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