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Ethnic Food Security Network Newsletter Fall 2014

By the time you receive this newsletter August will be halfway behind us and about another 30 days of summer type weather. I hope you have accumulated whatever hay is needed for winter feeding, and forages are being stockpiled for fall into winter grazing. As many of you are probably aware summer prices for prime or selection one slaughter goats and cattle have held around two dollars per pound or higher, and prices for same quality of sheep have hovered around $1.50/lb. Now is the time to plan for establishing forages (grasses & legumes) that will allow for winter and early spring grazing. Winter wheat, rye, turnips, chicory, and etc. are some options, seed prices and practices for establishment are always factors of practicality.

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