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Dreaming of greener pastures

Amanda Nolz
Photo by Amanda NolzSanborn County Extension Educator Irene Greene recommends soil testing to eliminate guessing when buying expensive fertilizers for pasture lands.

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Late blizzard conditions coupled with floodwaters have certainly created a challenging spring for ranchers as they battle the weather to save babies during calving season. Stomping through mud and snow is tough work, and ranchers can’t help but pray for the end of a long spring. Dreaming of high ground, green grass and warm weather, exhausted ranchers are anxiously waiting the day to turn out the cowherd to summer grasses.

To make this dream a successful reality, cattlemen need to keep in mind several practices to ensure green grasses throughout the summer months. Sanborn County (SD) Extension Educator and Agronomist Irene Greene gave her take on range management to help cattlemen transition into summer grazing.

Late blizzard conditions coupled with floodwaters have certainly created a challenging spring for ranchers as they battle the weather to save babies during calving season. Stomping through mud and snow is tough work, and ranchers can’t help but pray for the end of a long spring. Dreaming of high ground, green grass and warm weather, exhausted ranchers are anxiously waiting the day to turn out the cowherd to summer grasses.

To make this dream a successful reality, cattlemen need to keep in mind several practices to ensure green grasses throughout the summer months. Sanborn County (SD) Extension Educator and Agronomist Irene Greene gave her take on range management to help cattlemen transition into summer grazing.

Late blizzard conditions coupled with floodwaters have certainly created a challenging spring for ranchers as they battle the weather to save babies during calving season. Stomping through mud and snow is tough work, and ranchers can’t help but pray for the end of a long spring. Dreaming of high ground, green grass and warm weather, exhausted ranchers are anxiously waiting the day to turn out the cowherd to summer grasses.

To make this dream a successful reality, cattlemen need to keep in mind several practices to ensure green grasses throughout the summer months. Sanborn County (SD) Extension Educator and Agronomist Irene Greene gave her take on range management to help cattlemen transition into summer grazing.

Late blizzard conditions coupled with floodwaters have certainly created a challenging spring for ranchers as they battle the weather to save babies during calving season. Stomping through mud and snow is tough work, and ranchers can’t help but pray for the end of a long spring. Dreaming of high ground, green grass and warm weather, exhausted ranchers are anxiously waiting the day to turn out the cowherd to summer grasses.

To make this dream a successful reality, cattlemen need to keep in mind several practices to ensure green grasses throughout the summer months. Sanborn County (SD) Extension Educator and Agronomist Irene Greene gave her take on range management to help cattlemen transition into summer grazing.


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