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Pasture, Hay & Forage

West Virginia’s terrain is filled with grasslands and pasture that’s well suited for raising animals. Through connections with local farmers and a familiarity with the unique West Virginia farm landscape, WVU Extension Service specialists have knowledge in livestock production, forage quality, hay sales and pasture management.

two whitea nd brown spotted cows in tall grassy on an overcast day

Animal Nutrition

 
flooded field with hay bale half submerged

Forage and Livestock Management after a Flood

 
purple clover flowers close up

Forage Crop Establishment

 
pasture grass in male hand close up

Forage Quality

 
a sprig of grass gone to seed in a field

Forage Species

 
Hay bales in pasture

Hay Management

 
various black and brown cattle in pasture

Pasture Based Livestock

 
various black and brown cattle in pasture on hillside in sun

Pasture
Management

 
pitch fork in dark soil

Soil Fertility