Spring is here! With spring, the age-old question is raised, “What’s going on in my pasture?”
On average, most producers have utilized their pastures heavily over the winter, grazed off all stockpiled grass that they may have had, and then started to feed hay. Even with the planting of annual crops like annual ryegrass, rye, and wheat to offset the use of hay, producers most likely, are utilizing those crops to their potential going into these spring months.
After all this fall, winter, and spring grazing and feeding, you have to ask, “what’s going on in my pasture?” Many producers don’t really do an accurate inventory of what they have in their pastures, and if they do, it’s most likely a “Window Inventory!” They roll down their window, take a gander at what they see, and call it good. To make a true pasture-inventory, you should get out and walk those fields. It may look like a beautiful stand from your truck window, but when you get out and walk it, the truth is revealed.