5 summer feeding strategies for foraging livestock

5 summer feeding strategies for foraging livestock

Photo by Andrea Gantz

These five summer feeding strategies for foraging livestock can help producers extend the grazing season and reduce feed costs.

For producers that raise livestock on pasture, grazing is the most economical means of harvesting forage. But summer heat, drought and over-grazing can render lush, green pastures thin and bare, leaving both the pasture and the livestock nutrient deficient.