05-28-2010, 07:22 AM
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Pasture Management (Long Grass)
Bear with me, I am a new farm owner and have a couple of questions. We have 2 horses on 30 acres of pasture. Obviously, they can't get that eaten down. The grass is very long now, so much so, that they hardly have to put their head down to graze. My first question is, are they getting enough nutrition from this long grass? It seems like they are having a hard time eating it, as it is so wispy it kind of gets away from them. My next question would be, should I have someone come in and mow this down? Would that be better for them? Next, could it be baled? Any suggestions or advice appreciated as this is all new to me. Thanks.