Intensive grazing allows livestock owners to take an organic approach to grazing systems.
Many organic producers naturally gravitate towards intensive grazing because it provides numerous benefits, such as:
- Ability to grow more forage.
- Healthier range and farmland.
- Higher stocking rates are gained.
- Easier cattle and other livestock management
- An extended grazing season.
- Lower feed bill costs.
Intensive grazing is also a huge cost reducing strategy on the farm. You save time and costs because inputs become less necessary.
The Extension Beef Cattle Resource Committee notes that there are four main components to good intensive grazing management, which include:
- Being able to meet nutrient needs of the livestock.
- Optimizing forage yield, quality and persistence.
- Making sure to protect and enhance the natural resource base.
- Integrating appropriate technology that allows you to develop a practical and economically viable management system.