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Discussion in 'General Cattle Discussion' started by ganaderoo, May 3, 2015.
I started doing it about a month ago, and im not sure if ita better
We are experimenting. We've rotated some of our field traditionally and some others using the intensive grazing method. So far, so good. The field we've intense grazed have recovered quicker then the traditional method. By the end of 2016 our data should be sufficient enough for us to make a decision on a full intensive system or a sort of hybrid type.
Be patient. If you've farmed long enough you know that nothing in this industry happens overnight. . .
don't know your
Here ( SW USA and N Mex ) I consider high intensity as the same as flash, blast....and my term Scorched Earth grazing.
Hit it Hard ( 500,000 to 1,000,0000 lbs of grazers per Acre ).
blast off to bout 1 to 4" growth left and move em on.
then Mother Nature produces bout 25% to 1/3 more forage the next year if left till next year ( depends on Your Country ).
the really Good High Country in the SW will run bout 1 cow calf pair to 1/2 to 1 acre anyway. the problem is not feed so much as how far to Water so they can drink every day or 3 ( depends on the type of cattle your running ).
some phenotypes of Cows only come in for water every 2 or 3 days ( genetics is a Big Deal Truly, MO )
Do you mean 1/2 to 1 acre per season????
Yep, 1/2 acre per
PAIR per season is a good goal to Start with ( depends on your moisture, and your country ).
Hit it HARD...perhaps move the hot wire every 12 to 20 hours ( maybe only 10 to 40 ft...depends on the lay of your dirt and your normal h20 THERE).
Here in the high country...1/2 acre per 5 month season works naturally....what the cattle don't eat the elk do.
Elk hunts pay better than cattle, btw.
I AM a SCORCHED EARTH BELIEVER.
graze it, LOG it, low level burn things ALL winter 2, the ground gets BETTER by using IT.