Oklahoma State University

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Daren Redfearn
Forage and Pasture Management Specialist
Oklahoma State University
366 Ag Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078




Round Bales of Hay in Field - 20050517-150909There 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.


This site is designed to serve as a resource for anyone interested in forage production and pasture management in the southern Great Plains. Use the sidebar to the left to guide you to information on specific topics. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please email them to daren.redfearn@okstate.edu


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