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Most of the cicer milk vetch in this pasture was established by cattle depositing seed through their manure. Since it takes three days for feed to completely go through a cow’s digestive system, moving these cows to a new paddock will bring seeds to that area.

Let cattle do the seeding

When cattle graze on mature legumes, they will distribute species 
such as cicer milk vetch to areas where there were few or none before

Cattle can be managed to produce calves, beef and milk — but can they also be put to work reseeding pastures? As long as you’re not in a hurry, the answer is ‘yes,’ say producers who have managed beef cows and yearlings so they distribute legume seeds through their manure. There doesn’t appear to be […] Read more