Building Strong Foundations, Part 1. Soil Health: Your Grazing Foundation

Wondering how to get started with livestock? You’ve come to the right place. This video is the first of “Building Strong Foundations,” a three-part series for beginning livestock farmers.

In it, NCAT specialists introduce the principles of soil health and explain how healthy land is the foundation of successful livestock production. Presenters explain the concepts of minimizing disturbance, maximizing biodiversity, keeping soil covered, maintaining living roots in the soil, and including animals. Find out how grazing affects the plant, soils, and livestock and learn the importance of grazing plants at the right time and allowing full plant recovery before grazing them again. By respecting soil health and grazing principles, you can take better care of your land.

This video is produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program, under a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.