4 Ways to Extend the Grazing Season in Ontario


Got cows but keep running out of pasture? Or maybe you’d like to decrease your feed bill but can’t afford more land (who can these days?). Jack Kyle, grazing specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, has four great options to help you extend the grazing season.

As Kyle explains in this interview, even annual cropland could be used more effectively to extend the growing season, without cutting in to actual planted acres for wheat, corn and soybeans. What’s more, existing pasture — either annual or perennial — could be managed to add anywhere from a few weeks to several more months worth of grazing, with a few tweaks to your grazing plans.

Filmed at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, this interview is right full of great ways to use annuals, cover crops and even grain crop residue to get more pounds of beef (or lamb!) per acre, while keeping jingle in your jeans. Check it out!

Follow this link to find more videos from Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.

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