If you’re wondering if it’s time to move the animals, and need a quick look at what a pasture looks like under different degrees of grazing pressure, take 5 minutes with this video from grazing experts at the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service.
“Uh -oh,” you say. “I’m not from Wyoming. Does this apply to me?” Though rest and recovery periods are different for different parts of the country due to soils, precipitation and forage species, the measures of grazing pressure described here apply no matter where you live.
We also want to give a shout out to our western graziers, who cope with large scale pastures and arid climates. Here’s something to help you with your large acreage pastures.
Would you like a way to calculate how large your pastures should be? Check out “How to Calculate Pasture Size.”