Incorporating Lesser Known Forage Crops for Optimal Livestock Nutrition

  • August 7, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It is well known that increasing the number of days grazing and decreasing the time spent feeding supplements improves the bottom line of an operation. Often times, livestock nutritional needs are better met and even exceeded in improved forage varieties than with hay or supplement. The purpose of this workshop led by regional manager for Southeast AgriSeeds, Paige Smart,  is to explore summer annuals as a means of increasing summer productivity, increasing the nutritional pane of pastures, and gaining a better understanding of how to pair forages throughout the year to reduce time spent feeding. A hands-on portion of the workshop will yield the opportunity to compare the growth of many different summer annuals, including BMR millet, sudangrass, sorghum sudan, crabgrass, and even cowpeas, brassicas, and sunnhemp.


149 Grandview Lane, Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States