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Farming For a Better Climate Newsletter -Summer 2020 (No. 22)

Paddock or mob grazing?

Making more from grass can help both the farm business and wider environment.

Improve utilisation of grass grown on farm and you can reduce hard feed and fertiliser requirement - both inputs with environmental consequences.  In addition, we must consider how grazing impacts soil carbon storage - a key element of the climate change challenge.

Grazing animals can be set stocked (left in a field for more than a week at a time) or rotationally grazed (moved through a series of paddocks on a regular basis).  Rotational grazing can be managed with a short rest period (15-21 days through the summer) or a long rest period (60-80 days).  Read more in our Practical Guide comparing grazing strategies

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