There are over 8 million acres of introduced forages in Oklahoma that can be harvested either by grazing animals or as a source of stored forage.
Due to the differences in soil types, precipitation amounts, and temperature gradients in Oklahoma, many forage species are managed for pasture and hay. There are approximately 20 different grass and legume species grown that warrant individual attention.
The economic impact of forage and pasture management in Oklahoma is dramatic. Based on the average production of each forage species and typical cost of forage production, the economic impact of the forage produced in Oklahoma is $875 million dollars.
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