1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Grass Identification?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Catmoose1347, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Catmoose1347

    Catmoose1347 Chirping

    107
    2
    78
    Jul 10, 2014
    Washington
    I'm thinking about starting an alpaca herd. This is my pasture now:

    [​IMG]

    I know, pretty sad, right? Does anyone know what type of grass this is, and if alpacas can eat it? (After I clean up the pasture, of course.)

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Sorry if the pictures aren't clear enough. I did the best I could...
     

  2. Bump.

    The seed stalk looks a lot like reed canary grass, but the rest looks somewhat unfamiliar so I won't comment. Reed canary was a popular pasture grass in our area once upon a time because it tolerates heavy, wet soils that our dairy cattle grazed on.

    I will say that if you are looking for pasture advice, your first stop is your local extension office. Ours hosts clinics on pasture management as well, and it is a growing focus of agriculture. Check it out.

    I know nothing about alpacas other than they look marvelously awkward after they are sheared!
     
  3. I see you are in WA? Then I think my guess is probably right.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by