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Prescribed grazing (pasture management) matches forage composition and herd requirements to optimize production.
Saves money by reducing feed and fertilizer and pesticide application costs.
Yields a higher availability of quality forage and extends the grazing season.
Decreases weed pressure.
Optimizes animal performance and increases carrying capacity.
Increases profits and results in a more sustainable operation.
Pasture can provide all the nutrients needed by most livestock.
Prescribed grazing increases the health of the animals and decreases stress through better management.
Pastures can be managed so that high-quality forage is consistently available to livestock.
The best forages to use are those that match the animals’ needs and production potential of the soils.
As forage gets older, the nutrient content drops. Pastures should be either grazed or mown for hay to encourage new growth of high-quality forage.
Wildlife habitat can be increased with a well-managed grazing system.
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