Editors Note: For every grazing manager there are times when making decisions about what to do with your stock and pastures are hard. We run into days when the weather has impacted grass growth, and we have to balance the needs of our livestock with the needs of the forage in the pasture. Or maybe we’re in a place where we know we should change, but it seems like such a difficult first step to take when compared to doing things like we always have. For those days, here’s a flow chart Meg Grzeskiewicz made. It shows you what the future looks like when plants get insufficient rest, and what it looks like when they have time to fully recover. It goes well with her articles about legless cattle (part 1 and part 2) and might inspire you to get going on your grazing plans (free charts here!) You can look at the two sides below. Also CLICK HERE to get a printable version you can hang in your office/barn/machine shed or on your refrigerator.