Nick joins the Prairie Creek Seed team with a background in seed production, warehousing, and numerous management roles throughout his career. Nick grew up in Cascade, Iowa and graduated form Cascade High School in 2011. He went on to study at Iowa Central Community College, UNI, and Ellsworth Community College where he pursued a degree in Equine Science.
Nick resides in Asbury, Iowa with his dog Apache and horse Emma. His hobbies include showing and training Western Pleasure horses in hopes to train a World Champion or Congress Champion Western Pleasure Horse.
"We provide the best quality seed - it will be clean with a high germ rate and is handled with care in our wearhouse."
Grazing Livestock on Cover Crops
Many producers have begun incorporating cover crops to graze livestock, and extensive research proves there are few better ways to enhance soil health or achieve weight gain going into winter. Producers are having excellent success across livestock classes including dry cows, cow/calf pairs, weaning calves, sheep poultry and even hogs.
When planning a cover crop to graze, remember to diverify your blend to extend the grazing season and allow the varying root depths and structures to condition the soil. Also, optimize the carbon-to-nitrogen ratio to provide a balanced diet for your livestock by including a grass, a legume and a brassica - and oftentimes multiples of each. Finally be sure to aloow for good grazing management so the plants and animals perform best.
Need help blending? At Prairie Creek Seed, we are proud of our state-of-the-art seed-blending facility. We offer custom blending at an affordable rate, so yu no longer have to blend your own seed. We can mix anything from a custom cover crop blend to a custom grass blend. Be creative! Plan ahead and place your order early so we can make sure your mix is waiting when you are ready for it.