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Getting started with rotational grazing in the dairy herd

Getting Started with Rotation Grazing for the Dairy Herd

Rotational grazing involves using small fields sizes, (or paddocks) to move stock frequently to provide a rest for the grass and reduce wastage.  Rotational grazing increases the utilisation of grass grown, which allows you to increase stocking density in comparison to a set stocked system – a benefit if grazing land is in short supply or you want to expand the herd.  By grazing more intensively and allowing the grass to rest, grass utilisation increases resulting in better pasture quality and a greater grass yield.  It can also extend the grazing season.

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