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Benefits of Rotational Grazing

Benefits of Rotational Grazing Rotational grazing provides many benefits and opportunities for livestock owners. Rotational grazing is a farming process that strategically moves livestock around a pasture by way of temporarily partitioning certain areas. This type of grazing allows pastures to regenerate and reduces soil erosion, leading to healthier land and grazing plants. This form of farming also leads to less wasted forage and lowers livestock costs since farmers do not have to purchase as much additional forage. Allowing the pasture to rest in between grazing periods, leads to a healthier pasture. $125 Stored feed is almost always two to three times more expensive per animal than grass in a pasture and typically accounts for 25% or more of the cost of livestock budgets Raising dairy cows on pasture farms vs. contained farms increases income by over $125 per cow over two years BENEFITS FOR THE FARMER 3 YEARS In one 3-year rotational Lower your costs by reducing the equipment used, facility 50% investments, and labor required, which means decreased costs and increased net profits grazing study with a herd of 38 mother cows, the total direct savings to the producers was over $191,727 Rotational grazing can often increase forage availability over a continuous 1BANK grazing approach by more than 50% Check with your local government agency for tax incentives or credits available for operating a rotational grazing farm BENEFITS FOR THE ANIMALS INVOLVED Rotational grazing causes less stress on the animals, Gives animal freedom to exercise, choose their diet, and enjoy fresh air promoting better weight management. There is also a decrease in parasites in pastures that are rotationally grazed BENEFITS FOR THE END CONSUMER 6 OUNCE STEAK GRASS-FED STEER Produces higher quality products for the consumer GRASS-FED LIVESTOCK -100kcal 2 TO 4 TIMES MORE OMEGA-3 THAN GRAIN-FED STEER A 6 ounce steak from grass-fed steer will have 100 fewer calories than a 6 ounce steak from grain-fed steer Meat from grass-fed livestock has 2 to 4 times more omega-3 when compared to grain-fed livestock GRASS-FED LIVESTOCK 3 TO 5 TIMES more Eating 66.5 Ibs of meat a year will save 17,773 calories when CONJUGATED CLA LINOLEIC ACID switching from grain-fed to grass-fed which translates to about 6lbs a year Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a "good fat" when livestock is raised on fresh pasture alone, their meat and milk contains 3 to 5 times more CLA than similar products from animals fed grain-based diets. PROVIDED BY Fi-Shock RED SNAP'R ZAREBA CITED SOURCES

Benefits of Rotational Grazing

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Learn about the many benefits and opportunities rotational grazing provides for livestock owners.




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