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Is it possible/practical to have two head of cattle per acre on good pasture if I fertilize, or is it just simply not enough land? I live in north central Kentucky. I feed grain year round,and a small amount of hay in the summer months.
 
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You need to talk to your local extension person. They'll be able to recommend how many head per acre, depending on type, quality of forage and rainfall. Good luck...

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> Is it possible/practical to have
> two head of cattle per acre on
> good pasture if I fertilize, or is
> it just simply not enough land? I
> live in north central Kentucky. I
> feed grain year round,and a small
> amount of hay in the summer
> months.

I live in Iowa. Here we can get my with 3 hd. per acre. The thing that can help you the most is ultilizing a Pasture rotation program. Of course Rain helps!

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I have one small pasture that I do run at 2 head per acre. It takes some managment though. We fertalize twice a year, plant rye, and spray for weeds. The biggest problem I could see is what happened this year. A long dry spell. Luckly I have other pastures so I could move a couple to ease the stress on the land.

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