PASTURE MANAGEMENT

Well managed pastures provide significant benefits for horses and their owners such as providing an economical source of high-quality forage, a healthy environment for horses to exercise, reduces environmental impact of your operation, and improves property aesthetics.


Benefits of Rotational Grazing:

  • Increases the amount and quality of forage obtained by grazing 
  • More animals can be supported on the same acreage of pasture 
  • Reduces or eliminates selective or spot grazing 
  • Allows for more complete utilization of pasture forage 
  • Minimizes rejection areas where horses will not graze 
  • Promotes the growth of desired species and reduces the number of undesirable species and weeds 
  • Can help control parasites and discourage some animal diseases 
  • May permit harvesting of excess forage in spring and stockpiling forage for the fall 
  • Provides better manure distribution and nutrient recycling 
  • Allows for frequent horse-human contact 


Pasture Management Products and Services:

  • Management Plan: soil sample and analysis, management plan and calendar, consulting - products and services 
  • Pasture Seeding: seeding, equipment and fuel 
  • Pasture Fertilizing: fertilizer spreading, equipment and fuel 
  • Weed spraying: spraying herbicides/pesticides, equipment and fuel 
  • Seed: UFC Pasture Mix, UFC Hay Mix (all grass forage), UFC Alfalfa 
  • Fertilizer 
  • Chemical: Herbicides, pesticides 
  • Equipment Rental: UFC Farm Supply has a full service rental department that supplies all the equipment you need to get the job done. From compact tractors, attachments, trailers, and mowers.


What You Can Expect:

Let our consultants create a pasture management plan specifically for you. With the proper planning your pasture will provide a more productive and scenic area. During a consultation, we will:
  • Assess the inventory of existing forages. 
  • Gather soil samples to determine correct soil nutrient recommendations. 
  • Create a plan to properly manage your pasture for optimum yield. 
  • Modify existing or develop new pastures. 
  • Monitor pasture for non-desirable plants and eradicating them at the proper time. 
  • Manage your pasture to ensure optimum production and sustainability. 
  • Select the proper equipment to serve your needs 

Did you know?

  • It is industry recommended to provide 2 acres of pasture per horse. 
  • An average 1,000 pound horse grazing for 16 hours, may consume 76 pounds of fresh pasture. 
  • Horses excrete 40 – 50 pounds of manure and urine per day. 
  • There are government regulations on manure management. Become informed for your local area. 

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IN-STORE SERVICES

When you don't have time or you can't do it yourself, UFC Farm Supply is here to help. We offer a range of services including:

Blade Sharpening
We can sharpen your lawn mower blade.

Chain, Rope, & Cable
We cut chain, rope, and cable to length.

Glass Cutting
Tell us what size you need and we’ll take it from there!

Key Cutting
We cut most home and automobile keys.

Paint Color Matching
We can match most colors with our color matching computers.

Pipe Cutting & Threading
We can cut to length galvanizied pipe as well as thread ends.

Propane Refill
We will refill all sizes of propane tanks.

Screen Repair
Bring in your window or door frame and we will re-screen it for you.