Weather-stressed Grass Sets Seed Instead of Leaf for Grazing Cattle

Weather-stressed Grass Sets Seed Instead of Leaf for Grazing Cattle

Duane Dailey

Drovers

In spring, lush green grass grows in pastures-except when odd weather hits. Herd owners should watch grass this spring to see if it meets livestock grazing needs. After a long spell of weather stress, pastures, especially of tall fescue, may set seed heads instead of leaves. Missouri pastures had two extreme-weather seasons, winter and spring.

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