As I write this, I’m thinking about the Grass Whisperer and a little rant he shared with me some years ago. It went something like this:
Neighbors were looking at his lush pastures and commenting about how lucky he is to have such great soil and to get so much more moisture than they do. I remember his voice getting louder, and moving up an octave in his exasperation. “It’s NOT LUCK! It’s planning for rest and recovery! It’s that I don’t graze everything down to the ground and then wonder why I don’t have any grass left! I tell them! I show them! I’ve even helped them write grazing plans! But they never change!”
Those are good points as we head into grazing season. So – if you’d like to have more grass, fatter livestock and more money in the bank, here are four articles to help you give your pastures the rest and recovery time they need.