Spring provides a good opportunity to assess pastures and create a working plan that is economical and increases the fertility of the land. Good pasture management enables livestock to graze on pasture for more days of the year. To increase days on pasture, farmers should first implement a rotational grazing system to allow pastures time to recover. Having two or more pastures and rotating stock back and forth increases the fertility of the soil by allowing the empty pasture to replenish itself.
Forage farmers should consider the following on their pasture management:
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