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Don't Let Cattle Out On Pasture, Just Yet (Apr 18, 2017)
 
Pasture land in Manitoba is slowly coming along, which is normal for this time of year.
 
That from Dave Koslowsky, chair of the Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association.
 
He says the plants that are emerging are in good shape, noting there's plenty of moisture out there.
 
However, farmers shouldn't get too anxious to let their cattle out just yet, as Koslowsky notes that could have consequences later on.
 
"They would definitely stunt the growth," he said. "If the grass gets chewed down too early, and especially if it's a dry year, the grass won't recover and grow strong. If we get lots of rain like we did last year, then it's less of an issue."
 
He says it'll probably be mid-May to early-June before pasture grazing is in full effect.
 
Source : Portageonline