Published Nov 23, 2011

Pasture Seed Mixes and Establishment tips

By Luke Gran

How do you increase the grazing season with different pasture species? What should a grazier look for to improve the quality (and profitability) of pasture ground? What are the practical steps a person needs to take to establish higher quality pastures? What to do to control bloat and keep noxious weeds (like thistles) down in pastures?

Beginning grazier Eric Madsen asked these questions and more as 24 graziers came together last night for a discussion. Karl Dallefeld, experienced forage, soils, and grazing manager shared his thoughts on this big questions adding depth and details on the elements needed for healthy pastures: oxygen, micronutrients, plant diversity, stocking density, biological activity, and more! Listen to the archive recording here to glean helpful tips to improve your pasture and animal performance!



Supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant # 2010-49400-21843