VIDEO: High density cattle grazing: Circle H Ranch uses temporary fences, wires to manage pasture grazing

This guy will do fairly well. But, he will not do nearly as well as he could. How do I know that? He told me when he said: “An automatic gate opening system set to open at specific times of the day…” — jtl 

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man in pasture with cattle
Brian Harper, Circle H Farms Photo: Meghan Mast

Earlier this year, Harper started a high density grazing program for his cattle using temporary fences and wires within an eight-acre paddock. An automatic gate opening system set to open at specific times of the day was used to restrict the cattle’s grazing area.

“We have a higher number of cattle, on a smaller piece of grass, for a short time,” says Harper. “It’s not near as much work as people think it is.” The benefits to the grazing area are numerous: manure is spread more evenly, the soil is healthier, and the quality of grasses is better.

The end result Harper hopes for? His cattle should have better weight gain with their improved foraging.

Hear more in the short video below recorded and edited by Manitoba Co-operator reporter Meghan Mast.

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1 Response to VIDEO: High density cattle grazing: Circle H Ranch uses temporary fences, wires to manage pasture grazing

  1. futuret says:

    DENSITY GRAZING IS ALSO BENEFICAL IN OBSERVING THE EATTING HABITS OF EACH INDIVIDUAL COW OR BULL. PROPER NURITION FOR THE SOIL IS MANDATORY AS WELL. AN UNDER WEIGHT COW OR BULL, MAY SIGNAL SOME BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL DISORDER TAKING PLACE; HENCE, FURTHER PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT MAY BE NEEDED.

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