In order to stretch his heifers’ grazing season, Huddleston, Va., custom-heifer grower Don Gardner fences off half of each grazing paddock in August. The cool-season fescue grass is then top-dressed with nitrogen fertilizer and allowed to grow. Then, in the fall, he moves the electric fence every couple of days to give heifers access to the stockpiled grass in small strips. This, he says, extends his grazing season significantly and helps distribute manure evenly across the paddock.