Slashing

Ever heard of the term "The Grass Is Always Greener on the Otherside of the Fence?"

Well that's because it's been slashed!  Long grass doesn't always mean that it is good for animals or that they will eat it.  Often grass grows longer than is beneficial and then the cooler weather sets in and frosts start to burn off the grass.  At this point it looses a lot of it's nutritional value to livestock and is when you should be suplimentary feeding your animals. 

Slashing brings back the grass to a manageable level and prepares it ready for spring letting the new shoots grow productively.  the slashed grass also acts as a mulch over the winter protecting the roots.

Next time you are out and about, have a look at the roadside that is nice and green from the council slashing it compared to longer grass closer to fence lines or in the next paddock!

Regular slashing can also help keep weeds in check while pasture is establishing. 

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