The silent spring (25 Oct, 2017)

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Re: The silent spring (25 Oct, 2017)

Postby phill » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:09 am

GoGijoe wrote:Theres alot of work been done on pastoral grazing, Mob grazing (short intense grazing) with long rest periods actually helps build soils,
and moving stock to a new patch of grass daily and only giving them enough feed for a 24 hour period. then giving the ground long rest periods in-between grazing.
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sounds like the 'high tec' fencing system

its like break feeding where they are given new grass each day but in traditional break feeding the paddock effectively gets larger each day till the whole paddock is grazed
then they move to another paddock
in high tec the strip of paddock they grazed the day before is also fenced off so the herd only have access to the part of the paddock that has that days grazing
it seems to work well ( friend tested and now uses it for beef growing )
the grass does not get trampled so badly
you need a water point on each section
( ,,,,,,,, ....... A E I O U use em sparingly theres probably not enough )
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Re: The silent spring (25 Oct, 2017)

Postby GoGijoe » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:02 pm

phill wrote:
sounds like the 'high tec' fencing system

its like break feeding where they are given new grass each day but in traditional break feeding the paddock effectively gets larger each day till the whole paddock is grazed
then they move to another paddock
in high tec the strip of paddock they grazed the day before is also fenced off so the herd only have access to the part of the paddock that has that days grazing
it seems to work well ( friend tested and now uses it for beef growing )
the grass does not get trampled so badly
you need a water point on each section


Basicly its the same, key points are
1) Fresh ground every 24 hour or less period, enough ground for the animals to eat everything in the time period, eating everything is essential otherwise the cattle just cheery pick the best grass and the weeds which arnt eaten begin to dominate over the desired grass.

2) Long periods of rest between grazing

3) best follow up behind said cattle is a 2 day or so delay behind with a mobile chicken roost for egg production, using a mobile electric mesh fence.
chickens rip apart the cow poop and spread it out so it dosnt smother the grass and eat any and all bugs that they can find.
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