Managing Spring Grass Growth and Selective Grazing

Managing Spring Grass Growth and Selective Grazing

– Rory Lewandowski

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

For most beef cattle farmers who are managing their pastures in a rotational grazing system two of the biggest spring challenges are the flush of rapid growth that will occur and selective grazing. While there are no easy management answers, if we review some basic plant growth biology and grazing principles, they may suggest some management strategies. Warning: this article may disrupt some conventional thinking.

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