Native Forage: A Guide to Getting the Most From Your Grazing Operation
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Missouri Department of Conservation
Missouri Quail Forever
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
MDC/MU Extension Native Grass Group
Learn the benefits of using native forages in your grazing operation. Adding a diversity of native warm-season grasses as a component to a grazing system that already features cool-season grasses creates a forage system that allows livestock producers to utilize high-quality forages for a greater duration of the year, including for summer grazing and as a potential hay crop. In addition, native forages provide opportunities to improve wildlife habitat on your property.
- Benefits of using native forage
- Establishing native forage
- Grazing systems
- Haying native forage
- Incorporating native grasses into your operation
- Native warm-season grass mix
- Wildlife habitat benefits