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Fall stockpiling for winter grazing has been a common practice to extend the grazing season in Virginia for many years. Despite an overabundance of spring pasture growth that is commonly harvested for hay, the need for fall pasture often limits the acreage that can be set aside for winter grazing. A novel system developed at the Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SVAREC) enhances producers’ ability to maximize fall stockpiled acreage and consistently extend the grazing season.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
November 14, 2017