During the grazing courses of Pure Graze we meet with our livestock farmers every 3 weeks, during physical meetings or online. In addition, all groups have their own WhatsApp group where they have direct contact with their Coach and fellow students.

Sometimes we are asked whether this is not too intensive. I don't think so, because with the goals we set within the grazing course, there is a need for weekly and sometimes daily guidance to support the livestock farmer as best as possible in improving their businessmodel and to work towards a more financially sustainable revenue model.

For example, a number of coaches had contact with the following 2 livestock farmers. Here we have worked out the dialogues of the 2 conversations for you.

 

A look behind the scenes of the grazing course – The Pure Graze Coaches

Dialogue 1:

Dairy farmer in the middle of the Netherlands – Meadow plots on very dry sandy soil with gravel banks

Message from R:
R asks if the residal he leaves behind is too wild, including whether the soil coverage is enough. – He hereby sends the photos below. (Dialogue 1; Photos 1 and 2)

Messages Pure Graze Coach:
PG Coach jokes that R is wild by leaving so much left behind – There are men who buy a motorcycle too!

A question that is asked is whether the crop is grazed evenly by the animals.

Message from R:
Yes it is evenly grazed, the rest that is not grazed is trampled and is nutrition for the soil.

Messages Pure Graze Coach:
Then it goes well and you are doing well. The animals decide for themselves which part they want to graze, what they need and the rest goes to the soil to feed the soil life. When you persist this way of grazing you will notice a big difference – Think of an improvement in regrowth, carrying capacity, draught resistance and water retaining properties.

 

Dialogue 2:

Dairy farmer from the Achterhoek – Pasture plots on dry sandy soil with Saladebuffet

Message from R:
R wonders if the cattle can handle the large amount of roughage – A luxury problem in times of drought – He sends Photo 3.

Messages Pure Graze Coach:
PG Coach indicates that for good utilization you can increase the stocking density by making the pieces a bit smaller. They now have quite a lot of space, which means that there is relatively a lot of traffic. PG Coach sends photo 4 and indicates that this is the situation with another participant of the grazing course. Here is also grazed in a productive herbal leys in combination with strip-grazing.

Strip grazing results in an evenly grazed meadow where we can check the rest that we leave behind. The result of the high proportion of residue is very rapid regrowth – when compared to other grazing systems.

Message from R:
The cows now have a quarter of the plot at their disposal – I had put the wire on half of it but the Salad Buffet is just as high as the wire so the cows went through it en masse. I will continue with smaller strips from now on.

If you are interested in transforming your business to the lowest possible level of input, I advise you to participate in the Pure Graze Grazing Course. In this course we will teach you, among other things, how you can best match your roughage production to the demand.

There is now a temporary 15% discount on the Course: Grazing in Summer!

 

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