Stocker calves released onto pasture Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell
Stocker calves being placed on pasture, a mixture of Mayton rye and Nelson ryegrass, as part of a Texas A&M AgriLife Research winter pasture trial focused on optimal stocking rates for winter pastures.

Research trials focus on winter pasture stocking strategies

Winter grazing requires constant checking and possible adjustments, whether it’s removing or adding cattle, adding fertilizer or moving electric fencing.

Profits in stocker production can be as green as winter pastures when conditions are right and producers apply correct stocking strategies, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Research forage physiologist Dr. Monte Rouquette.

Research trials at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center in Overton, Texas, are focusing on identifying optimal strategies and stocking rates for producers.

Rouquette said his research on proper stocking rates for winter pastures cons

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