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Grazing for Profit and Biodiversity: Grazing Strategies

Equally important to both profit and biodiversity as pasture composition, is the way in which we graze the pasture with livestock.
Grazing duration, intensity and rest impacts profit drivers (pasture utilisation, quality and stock performance) and biodiversity drivers (sward structure diversity, flowering and the long-term pasture composition).
This factsheet provides a summary of different grazing strategies for lowland / ‘in bye’ pastures and how they can be implemented to influence farm productivity, profitability and biodiversity.
Photo credit: Clem Sandison
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