Grazing Annual Forages
The uncertainty of pasture growth and condition in 2013 has a number of producers considering planting and grazing annual forages. A recent UNL webinar, "Grazing Annual Forages" presents information on the production potential, grazing carrying capacity (stocking rates), and grazing management strategies for different cool- and warm-season annual forages.
Starting the grazing at the appropriate stage or height and simple rotation grazing management will increase grazing potential.
With irrigation, different planting dates and combinations of cool- and warm-season annuals could be established to provide grazing late spring through fall.
A companion webinar, Growing Annual Forages, is also available and covers agronomic considerations.