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Grazing planning takes into account the

nutritional needs of livestock, wildlife habitat,

bird nesting sites, and threatened 

or endangered species.  


 

he first step of our holistic management philosophy is to look at our land as a whole to understand the health of the ecosystem processes. Only then do we begin to identify plant or animal species that need specific attention and try to balance their needs with the needs of the entire community.

An important part of balancing those needs is our grazing planning. Careful grazing planning is done at least twice a year, before the growing and dormant seasons. We often include outside managers or professionals as sounding boards for our ideas, and for new ideas or different ways of approaching our land. The planning process can take up to a week as the grazing plan is plotted on a chart that shows where all of the cattle on the ranch will be every single day of the year. It also takes into account the nutritional needs of livestock, wildlife habitat, bird nesting sites, and threatened or endangered species. We carefully plan contingencies for dry times, and have benchmarks for shipping cattle off the ranch before forage is completely depleted. This planning process is looked upon as one of the most important events of the year, even though it changes almost before the last part of it is completed. 


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