Beginning Farmers’ Success with Managed, Multi-Species Grazing, Cover Crops and More

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2 thoughts on “Beginning Farmers’ Success with Managed, Multi-Species Grazing, Cover Crops and More

  1. I can’t attach photo’s to the comment section, while sheep may not “like” to graze tall forage but once trained, can and will graze rather tall forage. 12″+ grazed to 5-6″.

    Taller forages have deeper more robust root system, shade the soil keeping at a more conducive temperature in summer and less weed seed germination and higher water infiltration rates. The combines to improve pasture resiliency.

    Taller forages with higher residual also keeps parasite re-infection levels lower as the highest concentration of L3 larvae are in the lowest layer of the canopy.

    Keep trying. Who’s the manager here, you or the flock?

    1. I had my lambs in 16 to 20 inch tall grass last year co-grazing with the cattle. They gained over half a pound per day, so they didn’t suffer too much…

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