By Matt Reese
Allan Robison rotationally grazes 100 Simmental-Angus cows in 10-acre paddocks over around 70 acres in the summer on his Champaign County farm. Careful pasture management will be vital this growing season to maintain profitability and rebound from the grazing challenges of the recent past. Part of this challenge will be managing weeds.
“We had moisture last fall but the only thing that grew were weeds that put out roots and seeds,” Robison said. “We’ll have to see how the weed pressure develops this year.”
Moving forward, he will be paying careful attention to the details of rotational grazing that can make the difference between success and failure.
“We move the cows once a week, but we let the grass tell us when to move them,” he said. “We are really careful and plan our grazing ahead of time, but we need to be flexible to change within that plan.… Continue readingRead More »