2011 Grazing Video Conference
Rotational grazing is a livestock production system where livestock graze in one portion (a paddock) of a pasture that has been divided into several paddocks. Livestock are systematically moved from paddock to paddock based on the stage of growth of the forages and on the objectives of the grazing system. While one paddock is being grazed, the rest of the pasture rests. This rest and recovery time maintains forage plants in a healthy and vigorous condition.
MDA staff, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), is available to develop rotational grazing plans.
See the Minnesota Conservation Funding Guide, a one-stop online tool to learn about key conservation practices, programs, and payments, such as: Rotational Grazing, Fencing, Livestock Watering Facility, Pasture/Hay Planting, Stream Crossing.
Wayne Monsen, Grazing Specialist
or USDA-NRCS District Office in your area
Wayne.Monsen@state.mn.us ~ 612-327-0328
Ag Marketing & Development Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, email@example.com