Still Grazing!

Stan Smith, PA Fairfield County, OSU Extension

Remember this picture from a couple months ago?


You might recall these oats were planted July 30 in Hocking County and random replicated measurements of them pegged the dry matter yield at 3.2 tons per acre in late November when the photo was taken.

Today, they look like this.

ShawOat1 ShawOat2

The thing we didn’t mention back in December was that turnips had been inter-planted with the oats. The addition of the turnips likely boosts the grazing cows’ overall protein consumption to the point they don’t need supplementation.