A weekly segment titled, “What’s in the news?” at Redferns.ca highlights one particular ag-related article, hopefully of interest to you, the reader. Enjoy.
This week, we highlight an article from Farm Credit Canada.
Think ahead when developing a grazing plan
Some years are ideal for great growth, and experts say producers should use those years to replenish grass from the poor years.
Harry Brook is a crop specialist with Alberta Agriculture. He says the key to maintaining good grassland is giving it a good head start before putting livestock out on it.
“Producers have to wait until it is four- to six-inches tall before letting cattle out on it to graze it,” Brook says. “If they don’t, they are impairing its ability to produce effective grass for the rest of the summer.”