Grazing Cereals.

I know a family mixed farm that always grazed their oats for an early bite. I have heard that ‘yearling’ operators in US used to overwinter weaned beef calves on oats behind electric fence. Not sure if the crop ever saw a combine though
 

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Fairly common on the central and southern plains in the US where winter wheat is common. In a bad price year or a damaging frost or drought the crop will be grazed out and something else plant Decent amount of research out there on yield effects and timings.

It’s my understanding that this is also common in areas of South America and Australia.
 
I know a family mixed farm that always grazed their oats for an early bite. I have heard that ‘yearling’ operators in US used to overwinter weaned beef calves on oats behind electric fence. Not sure if the crop ever saw a combine though
Fairly common on the central and southern plains in the US where winter wheat is common. In a bad price year or a damaging frost or drought the crop will be grazed out and something else plant Decent amount of research out there on yield effects and timings.

It’s my understanding that this is also common in areas of South America and Australia.
very common in Australia.
As you say, there is also a huge amount of research & papers on it available.
Ive list count of the times I’ve put up links on TFF to Australian research on this very topic . . .
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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