Thanks to early rains and midsummer drought, FSA has opened up CRP acres for hay and grazing in seven western Illinois counties.
Poor forage can be overcome economically with the right technology and a plan.
Low input and improved cattle performance are part of the draw of native grasses.
As cattle graze, be aware of the stress hot weather is putting on forage. When it’s too hot, allow plants to recover for a longer time.
Hold off on fertilizing forage until August for best fall growth.
Texas Crop and Weather Report – July 22, 2019