Winter precipitation, whether it's rain, sleet, or snow, can lead to pasture erosion. Grazing livestock on frozen soil usually causes minimal pasture damage, but grazing pasture when soil is wet or muddy can lead to soil compaction, erosion, and long-term damage to pasture sod. Producers who manage livestock on pasture should consider the potential of soil erosion from winter grazing, particularly on sloped areas.
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi; Hanna, H. Mark; Barnhart, Stephen K.; and Russell, James R., "Winter grazing and pasture erosion" (2001). Integrated Crop Management News. 1895.
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