I want to share one photo of our sheep paddocks, before and after. In the foreground is the previous paddock. The background is the current paddock (obviously). We aim to graze or trample at least 70% of the standing pasture plants. It is never perfect, but this grazing paddock was close to our goal. Much of the uneaten plants were trampled to the ground and will now act as a mulch layer. This trampled grass covers bare soil. It decomposes and adds organic matter. It is currently haying time around here, and many of my neighbors would see these trampled plants as wasted hay. I see it as a fantastic resource.

Rotational grazing works with large or small herds of animals. It is all about stocking density and timing of animal paddock rotation.

 

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