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Managing Pasture: A Complete Guide to Building Healthy Pasture for Grass-Based Meat & Dairy Animals

AUTHOR Strickler, Dale
PUBLISHER Storey Publishing (04/30/2019)
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Hardcover)

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The health and profitability of grass-based livestock begins with the food they eat. In Managing Pasture, author Dale Strickler guides farmers and ranchers through the practical and ideological considerations behind caring for the land as a key part of running a successful grass-based operation, from the profitability of replacing expensive grain feed with nutrient-rich native grasses to the benefits of ecologically-minded land management.

In-depth examinations of the biology and benefits of grazing plants and different grazing strategies accompany detailed plans for paddock and fencing set-ups, livestock watering, and effective methods for dealing with common pasture problems throughout the seasons, from mud to drought. For readers invested in pasture improvement strategies that offer environmental benefits beyond better meat and dairy, including carbon sequestration, erosion prevention, increased pollinator resources and wildlife habitat, and improved water quality, Managing Pasture is an approachable, accessible guide to creating and caring for the grassland that feeds animals and future generations.

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ISBN-13: 9781635860702
ISBN-10: 1635860709
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Sewn)
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 288
Carton Quantity: 14
Product Dimensions: 8.20 x 0.90 x 10.10 inches
Weight: 2.35 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Bibliography, Index, Price on Product, Glossary, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Technology & Engineering | Agriculture - Animal Husbandry
Technology & Engineering | Agriculture - Agronomy - Soil Science
Technology & Engineering | Industries - Agribusiness
Dewey Decimal: 633.202
Library of Congress Control Number: 2018061228
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Pasture Can Be Profitable

Grass-based meat and dairy products are in demand. Consumers are hungry for nutritious, hormone-free meat and milk from pastured livestock, which means that farmers and ranchers can reap the financial rewards of pasture production - with the right approach.

Farmer and rancher Dale Stricker's straighforward methods for profitable pasture management will revolutionize how you see your grasslands, with detailed guidance on fencing and grazing strategies, planting for native grass growth, and more. Beyond financial gains, producers will discover long-term environmental benefits, including improved water quality, carbon sequestration, and habitat for diverse wildlife and pollinators. The end result is a profitable, sustainable grass-based operation that is good for the pasture and the planet.

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The health and profitability of grass-based livestock begins with the food they eat. In Managing Pasture, author Dale Strickler guides farmers and ranchers through the practical and ideological considerations behind caring for the land as a key part of running a successful grass-based operation, from the profitability of replacing expensive grain feed with nutrient-rich native grasses to the benefits of ecologically-minded land management.

In-depth examinations of the biology and benefits of grazing plants and different grazing strategies accompany detailed plans for paddock and fencing set-ups, livestock watering, and effective methods for dealing with common pasture problems throughout the seasons, from mud to drought. For readers invested in pasture improvement strategies that offer environmental benefits beyond better meat and dairy, including carbon sequestration, erosion prevention, increased pollinator resources and wildlife habitat, and improved water quality, Managing Pasture is an approachable, accessible guide to creating and caring for the grassland that feeds animals and future generations.

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