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Grazing Summer Annuals



Authors as Published

Chris Brown, Unit Coordinator and Extension Agent, Halifax County, and reviewed by Kathryn Payne, Applied Forage Systems Specialist, Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center (first published June 2018, last reviewed November 2023)

This resource is available in video format only.

This is a Graze 300 Virginia video which is part of an Extension initiative to enable Virginia farmers to achieve 300 days of livestock grazing by facilitating better pasture management and environmental stewardship. In this video clip, Jason Thurman of Lazy Acre Angus, in cooperation with Chris Brown Extension Agent with Virginia Cooperative Extension, explains his farm’s rotational grazing system and how he has incorporated summer annuals such as Sorghum-Sudangrass in the system to improve cow performance during the hot summer months. For more information about Graze 300 VA and Virginia Cooperative Extension, please visit Graze 300. Funding for the video was generously provided by the Agua Fund to encourage sustainable resilient agriculture and the conservation of important natural resources.

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Publication Date

November 2, 2023