Beginning the Grazing Season

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County, Buckeye Hills EERA

Though the weather is still wintry as I write this, it seems fair to say that this may be winter’s final hurrah and that spring and the accompanying pasture growth will soon be upon us. At a recent grazing school where I was teaching along with Bob Hendershot, the NRCS state grazing and grassland specialist, Bob said that a grazing program costs about three times less than any feeding program using harvested and stored feed. That being so, it behooves the livestock owner to think about how they might get more out of their pastures and grazing programs. One area to think about is how the beginning of the grazing season will be Continue reading