If you’re just starting management-intensive grazing, or if you’ve been doing it for awhile and are wondering if there’s something you might improve on, here’s a video we shared in 2013 that gives some good pointers for thinking about your pasture layout.
Starting from a goal of taking advantage of your landscape to maximize forage production, the video takes a look at water availability and location, fencing, sacrifice areas, and more.
Finally, remember that you don’t have to do everything all at once. Natural Resources Conservation Staff can help you make a gradual transition, with grazing planning, and even help you find funding assistance for some of the changes.
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Save the Date! The 7th National Conference on Grazinglands is December 2 – 5, 2018 in Reno. You’ll want to be there.