Mature hay is hay. It may be brome hay, prairie hay or any other type of hay. But in the end, it’s just hay until it’s been tested.
Drought increases the chance of nitrate poisoning and prussic acid poisoning. High concentrations in plants and water can harm or even kill animals.
In Monroe County, Mo., the Pembertons see several benefits of rotational grazing, such as pasture rest, regrowth and soil conservation. They perform biannual soil testing and add lime to their pastures as needed.
Cattle come to water two to five times daily and they will drink one to four minutes each time at a rate of 2 gallons per minute. Here's more reasons to have easy water access for cows.
Cattle grazing on lush green pastures tell the tale of why southwestern Missouri producers are warming up to warm-season grasses.