Portions of a pasture must be given an appropriate time for recovery. This helps the grassland absorb nourishment while increasing productivity. Rotational grazing or the method of bringing livestock to graze in between paddocks is an efficient way to maintain this healthy system. With this method, forage is continually established, and the quality of the soil is preserved. This process prevents barren patches of land and even reduces environmental damage.
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Sustaining production in any livestock operation begins with ensuring the quality of the forage. Acquiring more land is not necessary because the productivity depends on having a rotational grazing in place. This system allows a higher stocking density, which helps the animals graze more and eat other species of plants that might be ignored with unmanaged grazing. Aside from feeding the animals better, rotational grazing allows for a more vigorous plant growth.
A rotational grazing system also allows for a longer grazing season. During autumn and winter, an area that has been rested can accumulate enough forage for cows and other livestock to graze on. With this kind of management in place, pasture owners no longer have to worry about livestock health and the pasture development.
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