Windrow Grazing Economics Part 1

February 5, 2010
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Windrow grazing or swath grazing can significantly reduce harvesting and feeding costs for forage to cattle enterprises as compared to feeding baled hay. These costs savings can equal clost to $40 per ton. Windrow grazing also effectively returns a majority of nutrients contained in the feed back to the ground that it was harvested from, significantly reducing subsequent fertilizer needs for future crops.