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Rotational Grazing Guide

Rotational Grazing Guide

What is Managed Rotational Grazing?

Managed Rotational Grazing is a system of raising and feeding livestock in which the livestock are regularly and frequently moved to new pasture. This gives the livestock access to high quality feed, prevents, waste, and allows for good nutrient distribution and gives the plants in the paddocks a chance to rest and re-grow.

What are the environmental benefits of Managed Rotational Grazing?

A well-managed rotational grazing operation hosting a variety of nutritious plants for grazing animals to eat can generate healthy, rich soil at an incredibly fast rate, contributing to strong root systems. It enables greater rainwater infiltration which decreases runoff and soil erosion and protects nearby waterways. Fertilizer and pesticide inputs can be reduced or eliminated. More robust pastures remove large amounts of carbon from the atmoshphere. This system of livestock management makes for healthier livestock and more healthful products from those livestock, while helping to protect the environment.

You can play an important part in supporting your local farmers who practice Managed Rotational Grazing!

Using this handy guide, you can seek out food products offered by local farms practicing Managed Rotational Grazing to purchase healthful food and support these environmentally friendly farming practices.

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