For many grazers, autumn is a period in which it becomes increasingly difficult to graze. Stabling is often done on time because the animals are growing poorly or are not satisfied in the meadow.
But autumn is a very important period in nature, because everything is then prepared for the winter.
Autumn is THE period of the year in which nature fertilizes.
You can see it in the trees that drop their leaves. Autumn, with its relatively humid days and varying day and night temperatures, is very suitable for rapidly decaying organic material. This prepares it as food for soil life. Which converts it into plant food, so that it is absorbed again and can serve as building blocks for next year's growth.
Nothing is lost in nature. This also means that food obtained from natural processes does not wash out. It is released when the plant asks for it. She does this 'questioning' via the substances that she releases via her hair roots to the soil life surrounding her.
Proper grazing in the fall is a game that, when played well, will improve and feed the soil, and the animals on it. Provided that attention is paid to the facets at play.
- How do we deal with grazing in wet weather?
- How do we make the right paths?
- Which crop length to leave after grazing?
- Do Saladebuffet plots need to be of short length when entering winter?
- How to fit grazing into the ration?
- How to maximize grazing for maximum yield?
The best part is that structure-rich material is made available, in order to keep the rumen calm.
Livestock farmers who have been using PG NxT STEP® Farming for some time solve this problem by not dragging their pastures and allowing them to go into the winter a little longer. The dead crop material, which is in fact hay on a stem, then serves as a structure-additional material. Cows graze this as needed.
This is covered in the online courses and grazing course that we have put together and are held by the Pure Graze Coaches. They ensure that the practical application possibilities are highlighted.
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