Monday, May 11, 2009

Pickaway County May Pasture Growth

The pasture growth for the first 10 days of May was 155.5 lbs dry matter/acre/day on my farm in southeast Pickaway County.
The paddock needs grazed, too much grass (too many leaves) 4311 pounds of dry matter per acre. I am predicting the growth rate will slow down this week until I can get the animals on to graze it. Still no seed heads but it was grazed in mid April removing 460 pounds of dry matter per acre with a heavy stocking rate with a short duration. The clovers are coming in strong. The reason for the April graze. Set the grass back some so the clovers would be a larger component of the pasture.

Bob Hendershot