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Agriculture News: Warm winter, early spring affects feed

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BY KIM STROHMEIER
Extension agent for agricultture

After a warm winter and a particularly early spring, many forage grasses and small grains used for forages are quickly nearing the stages where they need to be cut to maintain optimum feed quality. It appears that forage maturity is about two to three weeks ahead of schedule.
In principle, all forage crops lose nutrient value as they get to the later growth stages, with small grain crops, (wheat and rye) losing nutrients much quicker than other crops.


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