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Grazing

Find out how to improve livestock production while maintaining the value of the soil and land.

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The benefits of grazing are numerous. Grazing allows animals to feed themselves in a low-stress environment, lowers human labor requirements for feeding and manure management, as well as creating a more pastoral image of the animals spread out across the landscape contentedly grazing forages at their leisure.

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In most operations, hay feeding represents a large portion of a cow's annual maintenance cost. The cost of feeding hay includes much more than just the production cost or purchase price of the hay.

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Fall is the most economical time to help spring-calving cows regain body condition and prepare for their third trimesters.

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Taking an active approach to managing your pastures is the best way to ensure they are highly productive.

In today’s challenging grazing environment, making the most of grazing options is critical to stretching input and feed dollars and maximizing profits.

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Restoring pasture health is a long-term project

Dry weather impacted many areas last summer and is still working on different regions of the country with limited or no rainfall. Cattlemen usually are very respectful of the grass that feeds the stock, trying not to harm the land while maintaining stocking rates that will allow ranchers to be profitable.

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Mid-season pasture improvement tips

DuPont range and pasture specialists offer these regional strategies for making mid-season pasture and rangeland improvements:

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