Stockpiling fescue pasture beats spring hay

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By Steve Moore

Most of the pasture and hay grasses in Henry County are considered cool-season forages.  We expect them to be very productive in the spring (they were), slow down in the heat of the summer (definitely this year), and resume active growth in the fall as we get cooler temps and more rain (we hope).    Stockpiling pasture simply means keeping livestock off that pasture to allow the normal fall growth to accumulate and be available at a later date.  Fescue is an excellent choice for stockpiling, having a good response to added nitrogen and keeping excellent yield and

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