Grass Identification?

Catmoose1347

Chirping
5 Years
Jul 10, 2014
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I'm thinking about starting an alpaca herd. This is my pasture now:

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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.)

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

SweetSilver

Songster
7 Years
Mar 19, 2012
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A stone's throw from the Chehalis River
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!
 

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