Twelve Steps to Amazing Grazing – Part 2

This is Part 2 by Matt Poore and Johnny Rogers. Here's Part 1 if you missed it. These steps aren't just 1-2-3 and you're done. We've all started down this road, and these are some ideas to help us keep going. Step 6.  Start cutting individual pastures in half with polywire. The place to start with Adaptive Grazing Management is to divide each permanent pasture in half, with cattle entering the half with the water source whenever you rotate pastures. This change alone will lead to being able to double your stocking density and improvements in your system. We recommend using some rigid fiberglass or plastic posts on the ends (and potentially within the line) in these initial temporary divisions because animals, especially wildlife, will still be in the training process. Setting it up so it will not be easily torn down is good to start with, and as you repeat the process again and again you will learn how to make it stronger and more resilient to tear down using only tread in posts. Now you will also start to develop your skills at looking at a grazed sward and determining when to take down the division fence.  An average stop grazing height of 2-4 inches in all systems is not a

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