Try These Simple Steps to Improve Livestock Distribution, Pasture Health, and Your Bottom Line

Try These Simple Steps to Improve Livestock Distribution, Pasture Health, and Your Bottom Line

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

“Poor grazing distribution throughout a pasture is like feed waste at the feed bunk in winter,” Kelly says. “Dollars are left on the table when areas of a pasture are not utilized and grazed properly.” When we calculate stocking rates for the current grazing year, we might assume that cattle will graze evenly over the entire pasture. But as Kelly says, and as we’ve all seen over the years, “Cows are lazy and will develop their own convenience areas within a pasture.”

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