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Working On Your Pasture Layout

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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.

Looking for an NRCS Office near you? Click here to go to an interactive map that will help you find it.

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.


natglc-logo-1Thanks to the National Grazing Lands Coalition for making this article possible. Click on over to see the great work they do for all of us. Thank them for supporting On Pasture by liking their facebook page.

Save the Date! The 7th National Conference on Grazinglands is December 2 – 5, 2018 in Reno. You’ll want to be there.

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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