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Grazing consultant Jim Gerrish says that leaf stage, not plant height, is the best indicator of when a pasture is ready to graze.

Is your pasture ready to graze? Start counting leaves

Grazing a pasture for six weeks costs about half of the annual production potential for your forages

Deciding when to graze a pasture has nothing to do with plant height, says an Idaho-based grazing expert. “Height doesn’t tell us very much,” Jim Gerrish said recently at a Foothills Forage and Grazing tour near Acme. “What we really want to know is, physiologically, is a plant ready to be grazed?” And leaf stage […] Read more