Remove a pound of weeds from your pasture and in most cases you've just added a pound of forage. That's the best argument for doing away with pasture weeds you'll ever hear.
It's simple, said Eddie Funderburg. "The No. 1 reason to control [weeds] is loss of grazing."
Funderburg, an agronomist with the Ardmore, Okla.-based Noble Foundation, said, "Here in our area, in unfertilized pastures, we usually produce about 2,000 pounds of dry matter per acre per year. If half of that is weeds, that's a thousand pounds."
He admits, "Cattle will eat ...