By: Elizabeth Belew, Ph.D. | Jul 22, 2020 | www.beefmagazine.com
When the sun is shining and the heat of the summer has set in, you’d think grass would be ideal for your cattle. However, when you’re grazing cool-season grasses during the “dog days of summer,” your cattle may not be getting the nutrients they need.
There are a wide variety of cool-season forages grazed around the U.S., including fescue, brome, Kentucky bluegrass and orchardgrass. As the temperature rises throughout the summer, cool-season forages go into a transitional phase when seed head production occurs. [READ MORE]