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With the seasonal change in the weather, ranchers are looking ahead to winter and ensuring they’ve adequately planned forage and feed supplies to make it through to spring. One way to cut the cost of maintaining winter forage supplies is through stockpile grazing. When managed well, a stockpiled pasture system can have half the cost of a comparable corn limit-fed system and is almost $1/head/day less expensive than cattle otherwise wintered on hay. Stockpile grazing does require planning, however, namely ensuring you have adequate pasture acres that has not been grazed later than August 1. See what else you need to know to make it work.


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