Cattle producers interested in establishing intensive grazing systems can access a new Web site from Texas Cooperative Extension.
The site covers the benefits of rotational grazing and includes success stories from producers. Visitors can learn how to develop a pasture plan, identify forage quality and quantity, set up paddocks, etc.
"Intensive grazing allows the producer more control over the utilization of pastures," says David Bade, extension forage specialist. "By dividing pastures into smaller units, he or she can increase stock density on the pasture being grazed without increasing stocking rates on the whole place."
Bade says increasing stock density will result in more even nutrient recycling and increased utilization of forages.
"This will allow for different herds to be grazed based on their nutrient requirements, etc. It also results in gentler cattle because the producer sees them more frequently."
Log on to the site at http://intensivegrazing.tamu.edu.