Parasites were behind Dave Scott’s transition from conventional grazing into strategies that were more sustainable.
Dave and his wife run Montana Highland Lamb (Home Grown & Happy). After pasturing lambs on his pastures for 7 years, he and his wife noticed that the worming chemicals they were using were not working as well as they had originally. Gains were down and the lambs weren’t doing as well. A change to a new wormer helped for a couple years, but that only made Dave worry about what would happen when the latest wormer quit working. His worries inspired him to explore grazing strategies that would help manage parasites.
In this video Dave describes what he learned about parasites and grazing and how they used that information to solve parasite problems. Not only did it help with parasites, but it improved soils and forage growth to improve his success.
Thanks for this video series go to ATTRA’s National Center for Appropriate Technology in Butte, Montana where Dave Scott is a Livestock Specialist. They have all kinds of information to help farmers and ranchers, so check them out!