Beef Research School: Managing Pasture Fertility w/ Bale Grazing, Pasture Rotation & More

Well-managed pastures can produce good yields for years, but will produce best if fertility of those pastures is planned for the long-term. Big producing pastures require big fertility numbers, though grazing helps to cycle these nutrients back to the soil. Over-grazing, too low or high stocking densities and time all can begin to mine pasture soil of nutrients.

As Dr. Bart Lardner, of the Western Beef Development Centre, explains in this Beef Research School, ranchers have several options available to boost the fertility and production of pastures. Watch the video below to hear his thoughts on stocking density, manure as a nutrient source, bale grazing site selection and frequency and much more.

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