We practice rotational grazing by containing and moving animals through our pastures to improve our soil, plant, and animal health.
Only one portion of our pasture is grazed at a time while the remainder of the pasture “rests.”
To accomplish this, our pastures are subdivided into smaller areas (paddocks) and our livestock are moved from one paddock to another.
Resting our grazed paddocks allows forage plants to recover and deepen their root systems.
Our rotational grazing practices also help to prevent erosion and agriculture runoff.
Why does this matter?
Left alone on a patch of land, animals like cattle and hogs can quickly destroy all signs of life, compacting the soil as they go.
However, if the animals are managed with rotational grazing, the soil sees big returns.
Grazing encourages plants to send out more and deeper roots.
Those roots are continually sloughed off to decompose in the ground, boosting soil biomass and fertility and sequestering carbon from the atmosphere.