Differentiating between available forage and total plant material
By Top Crop Manager
Livestock may not be the most discerning eaters, but not all forage that grows is golden: grazing animals have a strong preference for green plant material, which refers to the new growth or regrowth of forages that are in the vegetative phase.
Christine O’Reilly, forage and grazing specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), and OMAFRA grazing livestock assistant, Breann Saulnier, have written a report on livestock grazing behaviour and how to maximize forage palatability and performance. |READ MORE