Beef Research School: Planning Pastures for Grazing, Hay & Silage

Working with what nature gives you and spending a bit of time with pen and paper can boost your pasture and hay land productivity. Whether it’s matching topography like floodplains to forage species that don’t mind wet feet, or mapping out cattle movement or winter feeding needs, pasture planning is well worth the time.

In this Beef Research School, cattle producer Steve Eby discusses how pasture management works on his farm near Kincardine, Ont. With an eye to managing fence lines, grass needs and potential winter feed sources, Eby describes how species selection and paddock layout work together, as well as how there are many good options for dealing with the particular weather stresses of each farm.

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