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Stockpiled Grass is Your Ranch’s Heavy Hitter

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After just over a month of stockpiling, Dave uses his arm to measure the grass in his pasture - 30 inches!

After just over a month of stockpiling, Dave uses his arm to measure the grass in his pasture – 30 inches!

 

Want to make a quick dollar? “Stockpile grass!” says Dave Scott of Montana Highland Lamb and ATTRA’s National Center for Appropriate Technology. It’s half the cost of hay, doesn’t require a tractor or fuel, and frees up a lot of your time. As an added bonus, stockpiling can improve soil health indicators related to nutrient cycling. In this short video in his series, Dave describes how he stockpiles his grass thanks to his use of intensive grazing management, showing you what he has for his sheep going into the winter.

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If you have questions, Dave is an outstanding resource. He’s happy to answer questions, share ideas, and talk with you about ways you can use intensive grazing and stockpiling to reduce your workload and increase your profitability.  Give him a call or drop him a line!

Dave Scott
NCAT Livestock Specialist
saves@ncat.org
406-533-6642 (remember that he’s in Montana on Mountain Time)

You can also find help by calling the ATTRA helpline at: 800-346-9140.

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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