Thursday, June 10, 2010
Intensive grazing in action.
Spring is an active time of fast growth grass perfect for intensive grazing. Our 80+ head of cattle are moved to fresh grass for short stays then moved to another paddock of new grass. We rotate our cows over our 55+ acres of grass to dump tons of manure fertilizer free of charge. The fast movement then rest given to each paddock is critical to promoting new healthy growth. During the winter months we placed hay rolls only 50 feet apart in rows and steped down the entire length of the fields with daily round bales. This develops a liter base mixed with manure all stomped into the soil and exposing the soil to the sun which encourages explosive growth in spring.
The result is lush healthy broard leaf grass, clover and a sod bed loaded with worms, dung beatles and benificial micro