Most horse and other livestock owners are well aware that forage under the hoof costs a lot less than stored forage costs.

In the Bitterroot Valley the typical pasture growing season consists of five months of potential rapid growth (May, June, July, August and September) plus two months of slow growth (April and October). Pasture growth rates are, of course, affected by temperature, moisture and soil fertility.

Maximum pasture growth requires that you pay attention to soil fertility. Pasture Services will help you understand your soil fertility needs by using the soil testing techniques described on this web site. The Pasture Services staff will help you interpret the soil analysis test and make recommendations about optimum fertilizer application and timing.

Whether you have one acre or thousands, Pasture Services has the equipment to assist you with applying the proper amounts of fertilizer for your property.

It all begins here at the Pasture Services fertilizer plant in Stevensville, Montana. The people in charge will prepare the appropriate mix of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium for all of your pasture or other grassland needs.

Below is an example of the equipment that small acreage owners can use to apply recommended fertilizers for their pastures or their hay land.








Shown below are some of the spreaders used by Pasture Services on the larger operations in and around the Bitterroot Valley.

The above truck is used for medium acreages and the one below is for the much larger operations.

Working conditions in rural Montana make farmers
and ranchers in the rest of the country jealous.