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What is a Grazing Wedge and What Do You Do With It?

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With regular pasture inventories and the Grazing Wedge you don’t have to guess about how much forage you have coming up in your rotation. Here’s how to use this tool to become a more proactive manager.

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In my previous On Pasture article I discussed taking a pasture inventory on a bi-weekly basis and u
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Jim Gerrish is the author of "Management-Intensive Grazing: The Grassroots of Grass Farming" and "Kick the Hay Habit: A Practical Guide to Year-around Grazing" and is a popular speaker at conferences around the world. His company, American GrazingLands Services LLC is dedicated to improving the health and sustainable productivity of grazing lands around the world through the use of Management-intensive Grazing practices. They work with small farms, large ranches, government agencies and NGO's to promote economically and environmentally sustainable grazing operations and believe healthy farms and ranches are the basis of healthy communities and healthy consumers. Visit their website to find out more about their consulting services and grazing management tools, including electric fencing, stock water systems, forage seed, and other management tools.

1 Comment

  1. Donald says:

    Hi, Thanks for the good practical article! I have one question about where you say:
    “I know I need to adjust my management by giving the herd a little smaller area each time I move them (usually daily in our operation) over the next week or so and try to leave a little more residual so they recover more quickly.”
    This seems like a hard thing to do since leaving them in a smaller area would seem to leave less residual.
    Can you elaborate on occupation period and other strategies for leaving more residual and promoting regrowth?


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