The Art Of The Cattle Move II: Grazing Plans

This beautiful video discusses the importance of the grazing plan in sustainable ranching. The authors explain, “The most important tool we use in management of the land is being able to control the amount of time that cattle graze a particular pasture. Too long in a pasture and the grass will have to work too hard to recuperate from grazing; too short and the grass will overgrow, oxidizing in the air and blocking younger seedlings from sunlight. The sweet spot is somewhere in between, so it’s up to us as land stewards to figure out how to manage our cattle to provide what the land needs.

Our holistic approach, as advanced by Allan Savory, looks at the grass, ecological processes, the cattle’s needs, wildlife, habitat and personnel capacity in preparing our grazing plans. Done correctly, this model of managed intensive grazing will mimic the pruning and disruption that bison and other migratory ungulates have historically provided to grassland ecosystems.”

NOTE: this series initially appeared on Ranchlands Review:

About Land & Livestock Interntional, Inc.

Land and Livestock International, Inc. is a leading agribusiness management firm providing a complete line of services to the range livestock industry. We believe that private property is the foundation of America. Private property and free markets go hand in hand—without property there is no freedom. We also believe that free markets, not government intervention, hold the key to natural resource conservation and environmental preservation. No government bureaucrat can (or will) understand and treat the land with as much respect as its owner. The bureaucrat simply does not have the same motives as does the owner of a capital interest in the property. Our specialty is the working livestock ranch simply because there are so many very good reasons for owning such a property. We provide educational, management and consulting services with a focus on ecologically and financially sustainable land management that will enhance natural processes (water and mineral cycles, energy flow and community dynamics) while enhancing profits and steadily building wealth.
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