Grazing Cover Crops Year 2
We are currently in our second year of the UT study. In 2019 we had trouble timing our grazing, but this year our grazing went very well. Last year we saw more trampling than grazing due to the height and growth stage of the cover crops. This year we were able to get the cattle in each plot when the cover crops were still palatable, so we saw the opposite effect of 2019. Each grazed plot had the cattle in them for 24 hours at a time, and each plot was grazed two times. Our cattle loved eating the cover crops so much that they ran to the next plot like children running out to recess. Overall, the cover crops and grazing looked much better than they did in 2019.