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Management Intensive Grazing

A daily grazing rotation could make or break your livestock pastures. Watch on for sustainability tips.

Developing a grazing program for your livestock can seem a little overwhelming at times, but throw the word "intensive” into your system, and it can be downright daunting. Fortunately, Adam Barr, of Barr Farms in Rhodelia, Ky., can explain the concept of "management intensive grazing” in a way that makes it simple. Rotating your cattle on a daily basis not only makes for happy cows whose nutritional needs are satisfied, but it also aids in the cultivation of green, thriving pastures. In fact, after watching this video, you might want to give it a try the method with your livestock in order to increase sustainability on your farm and provide a more healthy diet for your cattle.


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We use rotational grazing for horses on 80 acres. It has allowed the pastures to recover from the lack of management used by the previous owner. After 6 years of rotational grazing, our 80 acres supports 13 horses and 8 cow/calf pairs clear into November. We also cut and baled about 10.5 tons of hay this year.
Steve, Elk, WA
Posted: 9/14/2014 9:16:02 PM
Great! Everyone needs to do this who raises cattle. Following with chickens just like birds following buffalo is the way to do it for clean up.
James, Portland, OR
Posted: 12/5/2013 11:19:34 PM
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