Grazing Infrastructure – A workshop at the NH Grazing conference

INFRASTRUCTURE FOR GRAZING: This session will build on the first workshop I am teaching at this conference on the basic principals of good plant and animal management which all well managed grazing systems share.  In this workshop, we will look at how farmers have used fence, lanes, water systems, shade and irrigation in their grazing system design.  This grazing infrastructure, when well planned and creativly applied, can make it easier to use livestock to improve pasture quality, maximize pasture dry matter intake, spread manure evenly, protect and improve pasture soils and water quality, improve plant species and productivity, and improve livestock wellbeing and performance.