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1478: High density grazing

This paper is taken from an article by Sara Gregson on the ‘Talking Grass’ website headlined ‘High density grazing produces healthy soil and more meat for less cost’.

Year of Publication2012

High density stock grazing – aka mob-grazing – where large numbers of cattle graze small areas of grass for a short time encourages healthy trampling (ie not poaching). This ensures that any uneaten grass left when the animals vacate the paddock is in contact with the soil. This makes it easier for earthworms to drag plant material down below the surface, and soil microbes to start breaking it down into useful organic matter.

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