Summer forage supply

May 5, 2015

At the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, we are measuring the performance of dairy cows grazing two unique pasture systems designed to maximize seasonal forage yield and quality and extend the grazing season.  We monitored nine grazing dairy farms in Minnesota to measure monthly changes in forage quality of pastures over a two-year period. Farms were from a wide geographical area across Minnesota representing a range in herd size, pasture size, and pasture management. 

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