Extending the Grazing Season – Preparing for the Summer Slump

Extending the Grazing Season – Preparing for the Summer Slump

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

The late spring rains and unseasonable cool temperatures have afforded our pastures exceptional growth into June in Pennsylvania, when it is common to see pasture growth begin to slow about this time of year when temperatures escalate and rainfall diminishes. However, with summer quickly approaching, it is important to remember that it is very likely that soon pasture growth will decline and the “summer slump” will be here.

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