Forage Crops

With heavy frost and snow forecast for parts of the country into the weekend, vigilance is needed around feeding forage crops. It is not recommended to feed these frozen crops as sudden deaths can occur from feeding. The best advice is to wait until frost or snow has thawed. Changing the time you move the fence until the afternoon can help in some situations. Try to wait until the sun has thawed the crop in the afternoon to move the fence. If the crop doesn’t thaw out, feed extra silage to get you over the frosty period. Make sure drinkers are flowing and not frozen. If meal is being fed, reducing meal feeding will help to reduce water requirements until water starts flowing again.