Dan’s Cow – Calf Corner When Will We be Able to Put Cattle on Winter Pasture this Year?

Paul Beck, Oklahoma State University Extension Beef Nutrition Specialist — We finally got enough rain in parts of Oklahoma for our wheat and other cool-season annuals to start emerging. This is extremely late for our normal wheat grazing programs since for a ‘good’ wheat pasture year we expect to turn out the first of November. The late start really limits the prospects for being able to graze cattle on wheat this winter. Overgrazing and starting too early will limit animal performance and reduce total overall production of these pastures. My normal recommendation is to wait until small grains are 4…

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