Spring has sprung and right around the corner comes the hot summer months, so take advantage of lush, green pasture growth while you can.

This year’s mild winter across the United States has allowed almost year-round grazing for many areas.

With a new season the key is pasture management. The most important thing is to understand proper grazing management and how to maintain a hardy pasture, says Cynthia Martel, a Virginia Tech Extension agent in Franklin County, Va.

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Source: Virginia Dairy Pipeline, May 2012