Winter feeding is one of the biggest expenses for most livestock operations. In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Agriculture Specialist Lee Rinehart and NCAT Regenerative Grazing Specialist Justin Morris discuss strategies graziers can use to plan for winter stockpile during the summer grazing season.
Stockpiling is the practice of allowing forage to accumulate during a portion of the growing season so it can be grazed during the dormant period when forage isn’t growing.
In particular, Lee and Justin focus on stockpiling a portion of summer pastures to reduce the cost of feeding hay.
Related ATTRA Resources:
- Regenerative Grazing: Learning From Nature. Part 1. Stockpiling Grass.
- Advanced Grazing Webinar. Session 3. Animals
- Feeding Ruminants in the Winter
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