Greg Judy Talks Drought and Silvopasture

Greg Judy Talks Drought and Silvopasture

News Type: Regional Source: On Pasture
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Greg Judy takes us on a 4:16 tour of one of his pastures on a typical hot summer day in central Missouri with a heat index of 105. It’s the second year in a row with a summer drought. While others are selling off their whole herd, Greg and Jan Judy are managing to keep their cattle and keep them fed. Greg describes the management that makes that possible, including his silvopasture, and how he uses honey locusts for forage and shade to reduce the lignin value of forages so that they’re more digestible for his cattle. He also reminds us that when we run into drought, we need to change pasture recovery times and cull our herds.