The late David Sparks was known to say, “The advice is to stock for a drought. Most people stock for a monsoon.” Even stocking for a drought, though, can create problems. What do you do with the extra forage?
The Kerr Center livestock program tries to extend the grazing season as much as possible. The ideal situation would be to feed no hay, 365 days a year. There are three basic strategies for working toward that goal. One would be to adjust the stocking rate by buying and selling cattle according to forage availability….