Green Acres

Range Management Suggestions for the Upcoming Season

Below are a few range management suggestions from Dr. Jeff Mosley (MSU Extension Range Management specialist).

1. Delay turn-out onto native range as long as possible to let the grass get ahead of the livestock as much as possible. Use tame pasture more heavily to delay turnout on native range.

2. Reduce stocking rate in the pastures you graze in May and June by at least 20%.

3. You can reduce stocking rate in late spring by reducing the number of days you keep the livestock in your May and June grazing pastures. Reduce the number of days in...