PASTURE MANAGEMENT: Add Seed to Salt to Improve Pasture Quality

UPDATED 15May2020: We’ve been pasturing beef cattle here on Manitoulin Island since 1987, and I’ve learned that the best pastures have much more growing in them  than just the wild plants that happen to be there. Productive pastures also have intentionally planted nutritious crop plants that deliver high levels of protein. Watch the video below to see how I add seeds of valuable pasture plants like trefoil, white clover and grazing alfalfa to free-choice salt, partnering with the cattle to plant those seed for us. I call this “salt seeding” and it works.

Posted on May 15th, 2020

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