Saturday, May 18, 2024
HomeNotes From KathySetting up a Paddock/Pasture System That's Just Right For You

Setting up a Paddock/Pasture System That’s Just Right For You

This week in The Thinking Grazier, we take a look at one of the most commonly asked questions: “How should I set up my paddock/pasture system?

Because everyone’s operation, landscape, needs, and goals are different, we can’t tell you, “This is what it should look like.” But we can give you some principles to think about as you’re figuring out what’s best for you. So this week, we take a look at animal behavior – both yours and your animals – and examples from one grazier who is doing things a bit differently. Check it out here!

Sure, it would be great if there were a recipe – but it turns out that as a grazier, you’ve chosen a career that requires flexibility and the ability to think through problems. With The Thinking Grazier, we focus on helping you develop your observational skills, and on how to apply what you learn so you can adapt principles and practices to create a successful operation and personal life.

Stay Tuned for More!

We’ll talk more about leading, herding and simple infrastructure changes in our September edition of The Thinking Grazier. If you have thoughts or questions we can address, let me know!

I hope you’re enjoying and benefiting from the new additions to On Pasture and the changes to the publication schedule. You can read more about them here and find the introduction to The Thinking Grazier here.

As always, if you have suggestions for topics or things I can do better, do let me know.

Thanks for reading!


P.S. Our free ebook, Grazing 101, is a great start for thinking graziers everywhere. Download it and get your coupon code for 25% off an On Pasture subscription.

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Kathy Voth
Kathy Voth
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.

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