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Monday, June 3 • 11:30am - 11:55am
Planning Considerations for Implementing Livestock Grazing Systems for Management of Grassland Habitats LIMITED

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Developing livestock grazing systems for manipulation of grassland habitats involves similar core requirements, whether the habitat is upland or wetland. The grazing system must benefit to both the grassland manager and the livestock manager in order to make the partnership profitable and sustainable for both parties. The following factors need to be addressed:  Infrastructure – are there boundary and cross fences and are they in good repair? Is livestock water available? Is the site secure – can it be monitored and do gates lock? If infrastructure is lacking or needs repair, who is responsible for installation or repair – the landowner or the livestock producer? How much forage is available and when is it available? Are grazing deferment periods required, and are other areas available for livestock grazing during that time? How many months of grazing are available?  How many years might the agreement persist?  A several-year lease can give the producer additional economic stability. Is it worth the producer’s time and cost to transport livestock and settle them in a new pasture, especially if just a short grazing period is available, or if livestock need to be trucked to and from the site multiple times? How far away is the property from the producer’s farm? Are there poisonous plants on the property? All these questions must be answered to the satisfaction of both parties in order for a successful grazing partnership to be developed. This presentation will provide examples of how to achieve this partnership.

Speakers
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Marty Chaney

USDA-NRCS


Monday June 3, 2019 11:30am - 11:55am
Room 1510, The Garden Room

Attendees (25)