The late David Sparks was known to say, “The advice is to stock for a drought. Most people stock for a monsoon.” Even stocking for a drought, though, can create problems. What do you do with the extra forage?
Many pastures on the Kerr Ranch are currently knee-deep in fescue, with seedheads nodding at waist height and thick stands of clover coming into white blossom beneath. The only thing missing from the picture is the cattle. Part of this owes to the conservative stocking rate, and the rotational grazing plan that stockpiles forage and…
This is a report on the Kerr Center’s experience with management intensive grazing (MIG). It defines MIG, explains and demonstrates how to calculate grazing period, rest period, and stock density, and summarizes two Kerr Center projects involving MIG. Author: Will Lathrop, Brian Freking Date: Pages: 4
This is a book chapter, used in the livestock track of the Oklahoma Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program, that discusses how to divide a farm into paddocks for rotational grazing. It covers soil and water considerations, as well paddock shape, size, and number.