Pastures Experience Summer Stress
July 21, 2020 6:01AM CDT
Significant rainfall in the past week was welcome relief for pastures dealing with a dry start to summer. University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Gene Schmitz…
Schmitz says producers need to adjust their livestock’s grazing habits as conditions change in order to avoid over-grazing fields.
MU Extension livestock specialist Gene Schmitz says cattle should be rotated out of fields once grass plants are grazed to about four inches of height. Any shorter and the lack of leaf tissue will result in much slower re-growth.