Grazing during a wet Spring
Planting annuals in between cash cropping systems can be a great way to produce extra forage and extend the grazing season. And one of the simplest techniques to do this across the Midwest is to plant cereal rye after a corn crop ahead of next year’s soybeans. Cereal rye is very winter hardy and can be a source of forage for a 2- to 3-week jumpstart on your spring pasture, or to save the grass for later grazing. And when grazed at the right stages, cereal rye can be an excellent forage.