Feeding hay is fairly simple, but all of the tasks that come with growing, harvesting, transportation or acquisition and feeding come with a price. To achieve year round grazing successfully the livestock demands and forage supply must be balanced. Successful planning must include stockpiled forage that can be strip grazed or allocated, an available, reliable water source and fencing to control access must be part of the plan. Nutritional needs of the animals must be understood and met for ideal animal performance. Successful graziers will have a plan in place for drought, unforeseen occurrences; combined with ongoing observation, analysis and adjustments made as needed.

Planning for Successful Winter Grazing
Jim Gerrish
American GrazingLands Services LLC, Patterson ID USA
August 2014
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