HAY AND PASTURE
Whether your goal is to increase your beef herd’s average daily gain, maintain your horses’ condition and optimum performance or improve overall hay quality and yields, you can rely on experts at your local Southern States store to help you get the most from your pastures and hayfields. We’re ready to offer recommendations on the best products and services for your individual needs.
Southern States offers everything you need to establish or renovate your forage acres. Select from our wide variety of forage species — including fescue, clover, alfalfa, bluegrass, timothy and more — and tailor your pasture mix to handle even the heaviest grazing pressure during the hot summer months and beyond. Let our forage experts design a plan to ensure that every acre receives proper nutrition while maintaining the integrity of the stand through integrated weed and pest management. Southern States also brings together the precision agriculture resources you need to boost your pasture’s productivity. Our advanced application services use the latest in variable-rate fertilization technology to place the right rate on the right acre, optimizing your investment while protecting the environment. Stop by your local Southern States store and visit with one of our experts about how to take your forage to the forefront of animal nutrition.
Your Trusted Resource
If you have questions about the grasses or weeds in your pasture, need advice on the best forages to plant or want help conducting soil samples of your pasture, visit your local Southern States store today.
Being a farmer is more than a day job, it's a lifestyle. Early to bed and early to rise, few farmers have the luxury of getting away from the farm for much needed rest and relaxation. Just like farmers, pastures also require rest from the stresses of daily farming life.
Summer pasture is one of a livestock producer’s greatest resources. Utilizing it correctly is the key to success and profitability in any operation. Managing pastures allows you to reduce your reliance on stored or purchased forage, provides quality, nutritious forage for your livestock and is less labor intensive than feeding livestock.