Greg judy, the master of custom grazing, shows how to earn profits with little risk while using other peoples livestock on leased land. Management intensive grazing is the process of moving animals to fresh pastures based on pasture condition. Dougherty recycling of plant nutrients is of major concern in managing paddocks in pasturefields for intensive grazing. A couple of months ago, i attended an all day workshop about mob grazing led by greg judy. The approach often produces lower outputs than more. Learning managementintensive grazing concepts and then applying the ideas with handson demonstrations is part of a fourday grazing school mondaythursday, june 2528, near lusk. Electric fencing and cattle water in winter part iv of the smart electric fence grid article series. Aug 25, 2014 mark kossler has lots of experience with bison working as ranch manager for turner enterprises flying d and vermejo ranches. Sometimes this requires livestock to be moved multiple times per day. An indepth introduction to holistic management duration. A number of different locations and dates have been selected for managementintensive grazing mig schools in southwest and southern missouri during 2018. A successful grazing manager needs to know how plants grow and reproduce if he wants to understand how grazing animals affect plants by the amount of plant material removed, hoof action, and other. Management intensive grazing in indiana ay328 4 getting started w elcome to management intensive grazing.
It is multiple moves per day and the highstock density that differentiate mob grazing from other management intensive grazing mig forms, he says. Make profitable decisions and keep everyone on the same page. Does managementintensive grazing grow more, better quality. Participants will learn planned grazing concepts in the classroom and then apply the principles with handson grazing assignments in the field with instructor evaluation and feedback. The understanding and management of land resources used by grazing animals are of major importance to ecologists and agricultural and environmental scientists. By utilizing the principles of holistic management, we now look at the whole rather than just these three things or parts. Managementintensive grazing in indiana ay328 4 getting started w elcome to managementintensive grazing. Grazing systems management is a combination of art and science. Watch our grazing 101 video series to learn more about how to utilize available pasture as part of your herds diet. Nomadic herdsmen practiced intensive grazing by moving livestock from one range to another or by following seasonal forage supplies. Pasture and grazing management in the northwest this comprehensive resource is for anyone who manages livestock on pastures in the northwest. Pasturemap is easy grazing management and cattle record keeping software. Its not intensive labor or intensive animal movement. Each paddock must provide all the needs of the livestock, such as food, water and sometimes shade and shelter.
Grazing planning software download holistic management. This is due to the additional costs associated with herd health and purchased feeds are greatly reduced in management intensive rotational grazing systems. May 12, 2019 lake butler, florida bradford union cattlemen association is hosting a handson grazing school where participants will leave with the skills to apply the concepts on their operations. Grazing management, second edition integrates principles and management techniques that apply to all grazing lands and to all grazing animals. The social implications of management intensive grazing. Hay harvest survey amazing grazing is a pasturebased livestock educational initiative that began at. There are billions of mouths to feed below the soil surface and we need to feed them. Jane potter gates alternative farming systems information center national agricultural library publication date. How to manage pastures using rotational or management. This video talks about how intensive rotational grazing works and the intent and the science behind it. A method of utilizing the forage resource to maximize return, while maintaining long term productivity of the resource base aims at managing the soil, water, plants and animals together as a whole in a systems approach you the manager are in control of time and space. Grazing management is one of several tools available to land managers to manipulate vegetation, livestock performance and ecosystem processes.
Using vivid images and detailed explanations, jim gerrish takes graziers stepbystep through the mig system. Managed grazing systems and fencing for distribution of beef. These include more stable production during poor growing conditions especially drought, greater yield potential, higher quality forage available. Learning management intensive grazing concepts and then applying the ideas with handson demonstrations is part of a fourday grazing school mondaythursday, june 2528, near lusk. Education for serious grazers on september 28, 2017 at the red river research station in bossier parish day 2 september 29 red river conference for advanced livestock graziers beyond the basics of rotational and intensive grazing management, targeted to provide continuing education read more. Management intensive grazing is an intensive form of rotational grazing, which generally utilizes at least 20 paddocks with very short grazing periods of one to seven days followed by a grass recovery period of 60 to 90 days depending on the weather conditions. However, more intensive grazing was also correlated with higher debt loads and negative cash flows, suggesting they may have been the motivating factors to increase grazing intensity. Taking your grazing to the next level with holistic. In management intensive grazing, the grassroots of grass farming, he uses vivid images and detailed explanations to take graziers stepbystep through the mig system.
Mark kossler has lots of experience with bison working as ranch manager for turner enterprises flying d and vermejo ranches. Management intensive grazing study morning ag clips. These practices are designed to promote economically and environmentally sound agricultural land management on pastureland by demonstrating the best use of soil and water resources through the use of rotational grazing. Comeback farms takes up where judys previous book, no risk ranching ended. Most folks dont fully understand what the word intensive refers to when used with grazing. This book fills a major gap in the market by synthesising a range of perspectives on grazing systems, drawn from plant science, animal science and ecology. A practical guide to yeararound grazingby jim gerrish what. Grazing management is used in pastureland where nonwoody, permanent vegetative cover is established. Jim gerrish discusses how implementing the correct grazing system and properly managing solar energy, water and. Planning fencing systems for intensive grazing management l. Jim gerrish discusses how implementing the correct grazing system and properly managing solar.
Here is a perfect example of the main difference between the two methodologies of rotating animals. Managementintensive grazing school regeneration international. Managementintensive grazing in indiana purdue extension. If youve used the paperbased grazing planning charts and would like to more quickly plan different stocking. Amazing grazing extension forage specialists and agents across the southeast region would like your help in gathering information on hay harvest methods. This software does all grazing planning calculations for you and includes a user manual. Redistribution of nutrients present in fecal and urine deposits is an important issue for efficient conversion of herbage into animal. Rejuvenating soils, pastures and profits with livestock grazing management.
Historically, these rangelands experienced prolonged rest periods that allowed the vegetation to fully recover and grow. Management cant happen unless there is a goal or objective. In this sevenpart series, mike lamborn, your dfa grazing consultant, discusses the basics behind pasture management, rotational grazing, building a feed wedge and how to ensure highquality feed that will ensure high. He was a riveting, entertaining, and down to earth speaker, but the. The response of vegetation, livestock and ecosystems to. Fencing systems for intensive grazing management the cattle. Thanks for presenting a practical application of allan savorys methods of managing grasslands. Managementintensive grazing schools coming up morning. Rotational grazing and intensive pasture management, 1993. He explains fencing and water systems that build on existing infrastructure set up for managementintensive grazing. Sections cover soils, growing quality pasture, matching forage and animals, managing pasture and animals, extending the growing. Profitable methods used to heal the land with mob grazing. The guide is a 208page book offering pasture managers information and tools to enable their pastures and their livestock to reach their maximum production potentials.
Gerrish coined the phrase management intensive grazing mig, putting the emphasis on management of the growth of the grass. In agriculture, rotational grazing, as opposed to continuous grazing, describes many systems of pasturing, whereby livestock are moved to portions of the pasture, called paddocks, while the other portions rest. Holistic management the permaculture research institute. Sharing his firsthand experience mistakes as well as successes, judy takes graziers to the next level. Does managementintensive grazing grow more, better.
Participants included young and old graziers, ag teachers, a few. Participants will learn planned grazing concepts in the classroom and then apply the principles with handson grazing assignments in the field with instructor evaluation and. Sharing his firsthand experience mistakes as well as successes, judy takes graziers to. Learn the whole story in this book, the grazing revolution.
Typically, a sixinch residual was left after grazing. Fencing systems for intensive grazing management 10 october 2009 making the most of your forage with rotational grazing, will allow stocking rates to be increased resulting in increased beef production per acre, write extension officers, l. Ranchers sing the praises of mob grazing of cattle beef. The goal of management intensive grazing mig systems is to use the best part of all plants, not just the most palatable plants. The goal of managementintensive grazing mig systems is to use the best part of all plants, not just the most palatable plants. During the grazing season we used to look at three things.
Management intensive grazingthe grass roots of grass farmingby jim gerrishthe person who coined the phrase management intensive grazing, jim gerris. Management intensive grazing mig for sheep 8 youtube. Mig is also known as rotational grazing management. Intensive grazing is actually an old management practice. Aug 01, 2017 management intensive grazing is an intensive form of rotational grazing, which generally utilizes at least 20 paddocks with very short grazing periods of one to seven days followed by a grass recovery period of 60 to 90 days depending on the weather conditions. Managed grazing systems and fencing for distribution of.
This manual will help improve your understanding of basic grazing concepts. Heres what he learned about the best ways to work with bison in an. Winter should not put an end to your intensive grazing rotation. Written for those new to mig grazing, gerrishs insights and personal experience can help experienced graziers fine tune their grazing operations for added income. It defines mig, explains and demonstrates how to calculate grazing period, rest period, and stock density, and. Premier1 supplies uses moveable electric fencing to practice rotational grazing. Mig takes into consideration not just the animals, but the whole system. Dec 14, 2011 management intensive grazing is the process of moving animals to fresh pastures based on pasture condition. Intensive grazing on irrigated pastures adapted from attras new publication, why intensive grazing on irrigated pastures. This video talks about how intensive rotational grazing works and the. Amazing grazing center for environmental farming systems. Managementintensive grazing focus of fourday school local.
We will cover the principles of management intensive grazing mig. Management intensive rotational grazing will be emphasized because it offers a number of advantages over both continuous grazing and less intensive rotational systems. Management intensive grazing mig is a system of grazing where the management is intensive, but the grazing is not. Rotational grazing and intensive pasture management author. Works on excel 2003 or any later version and has options for 30, 50, or 100 paddocks. More intensive grazing showed a 3% drop in milk yields but a 9% increase in profit per cow, relative to less intensive grazing. The basic principles of good pasture grazing management are. Animals are used as tools to influence change or to maintain diversity for the. Here, he shows how to add sheep, goats and pigs to existing cattle operations. Introduction to managementintensive grazing mark kennedy state grassland specialist retired kennedy grassland services, llc missouri grazing schools program university of missouri natural resources conservation service department of natural resources missouri forage and grasslands council.
Managementintensive grazing schools coming up morning ag clips. Introduction to grazing management global rangelands. Now we realize that livestock are merely just a tool and a good one at that for achieving a greater goal for our. While learning about holistic management, an emphasis is put on animal impact and getting residue in contact with the soil surface. Management of intensive livestock grazing pastures, grazing. Pasturebased production systems offer farmers and ranchers the ability to let the ruminants. S4 e62 holistic planned grazing and broiler weight.
Grazing animals need to be managed in order to accommodate desired results in terms of animal, plant, land and economic responses. Sections cover soils, growing quality pasture, matching forage and animals, managing pasture and animals, extending the growing season, animal care, fencing, water basics and more. Although milk yields are often lower in rotational systems, net farm income per cow is often greater as compared to confinement operations. Management intensive grazing aka cell grazing, rotational grazing, or controlled grazing. Rotational grazing vs managementintensive grazing youtube. This is a presentation about the technique of intensive rotational grazing. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Traditional best management practices focussed predominantly on animalrelated parameters, whereas more recently, a combination of animalrelated, plantrelated and soilrelated parameters have been taken into account. In managementintensive grazing, the grassroots of grass farming, he uses vivid images and detailed explanations to take graziers stepbystep through the mig system. Rotational grazing and intensive pasture management, 1993 january 1988 april 1993 title. Managementintensive grazing focus of fourday school. The information here should be applicable to any hoosier grazier of any livestock species. It is especially important as the livestock sector continues to experience extraordinarily high fuel and other input costs. Grazing management entails managing how grazing animals, forage plants, and soils interact to meet specific ecological and economic objectives.
Grazing management introduction pasture is the basis of any livestock operation that purports to be truly sustainable. Apr 02, 2019 management intensive grazing mig is a system of grazing where the management is intensive, but the grazing is not. Grazing periods and move dates are based on degree of utilization rather than a preset number of days. Understanding the intensive in intensive grazing unl beef. Those livestock in turn till the soil with their hooves and fertilize it with their dung thus preparing the land for new vegetation in a cycle that was evolved over millions of years. He details fencing and water systems that build on existing infrastructure set up for managementintensive grazing. Relatively long rest periods follow short grazing periods.
The animals are merely harvesters, like lawnmowers. Twenty years ago we started rotational grazing with an understanding of the principals of restrecovery. If you have six cows or 6000, you can utilize high density grazing to create fertile soils, lush pastures, and healthy livestock. If you have prepared high quality pastures for winter grazing, then the strategies discussed in this article will help you ration out your winter pastures, slice by slice, instead of confining your cattle and feeding them expensive cattle feed rations. Greg judy started out raising his cows conventionally and progressed through management intensive grazing before mastering mob grazing under mitchellinnes. He explains fencing and water systems that build on existing infrastructure set up for management intensive grazing. The core of holistic management is simply grazing local livestock in super dense herds that mimic the grazing patterns of biggame which have since disappeared. Management intensive rotational grazing mirg the 25 cowcalf pairs from the continuous grazing treatment grazed a 1. Review, time management, working on the business, pulling it all together. The higher the density, with shorter grazing periods, the more uniform the urinemanure distribution will be. For more than four decades our mission has been to help farmers, ranchers and market gardeners grow food organically, sustainably, without harmful, toxic chemistry. Management of intensive livestock grazing pastures. Animals are used as tools to influence change or to maintain diversity for the betterment of that.1188 641 490 1495 654 864 367 550 100 1122 1208 87 1068 373 361 1491 938 1070 313 545 1332 1495 849 463 678 813 42 145 603 84 464 1030 1349 1513 20 140 1007 62 828 233 382 196 33 304 898