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Home  >  Livestock and Pasture  >   Why Intensive Grazing on Irrigated Pastures? (Summary)

Why Intensive Grazing on Irrigated Pastures?



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By Dave Scott, NCAT Livestock Specialist

Published July 2013

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Introduction

Management Intensive Grazing, Intensive Grazing, Short Duration Grazing, and Holistic Management Grazing are all variations on the same theme. They all make use of short paddock grazing periods, high stocking densities, and planned pasture-recovery periods designed to optimize forage quality, diversity, and longevity. Combined, these three components enable ranchers to optimize forage production and harvest, thereby maximizing net profit.

Table of Contents

Advantages of Intensive Grazing Over Continuous Grazing or Haying
Considerations
Will It Work for Me?
Bottom Line
Further Resources

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