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Grain sorghum has potential to bridge grazing gap

Sorghum stalks and leaves provide high energy and protein for grazing.

Josh Lofton, Oklahoma State University assistant professor and cropping systems specialist, discussed the extended benefits of grain sorghum at the 2020 Red River Crops Conference in Altus, Okla. Lofton said grazing sorghum following harvest provides high energy, high protein forage for cattle, "that can bridge the gap between a high-quality forage in the summer to our high-quality winter wheat pasture."

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Josh Lofton, Oklahoma State University cropping systems specialist

Lofton also discussed soil health and how sorghum provides carbon to the soil. But before a grower releases cattle to graze, Lofton says forage testing is critical. Watch this video to learn more. 

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