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It Doesn’t Take Long for a Change in Grazing to Make a Difference

By   /  October 3, 2016  /  2 Comments

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Why bother changing my grazing system? It probably won’t make much difference anyway,” here are some pictures to consider. They come from the McGinn Ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska and show some good improvement in just 2 years.

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Here is an illustration of managed grazing beginning to heal an overgrazed landscape in the Nebraska
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About the author

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. Ed Roberson says:

    It’s true when they say a picture’s worth a 1,000 words! Thank you for this very effective and impactful article, Jim.

  2. Chip Hines says:

    Folks, if you have chance to go to one of Jim Gerrish’s presentations, do so. The pictures are proof of what can be done.

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