Using Wheat Pasture as a Winter Supplement for Cows

Dr. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist — Limited grazing of wheat pasture has proven to be the best and also more efficient approach for utilizing this high-quality forage with mature beef cows. The protein requirements of a dry cow can be met by allowing her to graze on wheat pasture for one day and returning her to dry pasture grass and/or hay for 2 – 3 days. A pattern of one day on wheat and 1 day off, should meet the protein needs of the same cow after calving.

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