Animals, plants and soils have played a synergistic role together over geological time. In recent years, animals are playing a reduced role due to being placed in confinement and fewer farms now include livestock as part of their overall operation.Livestock integration is a key component.

How do we return livestock to the landscape?     

  • Winter and fall grazing cover crops and annual crop residues. 
  • Summer grazing a full season cover crop, allowing adequate plant recovery, followed by a second grazing during the fall or winter.
  • Winter feeding on hayland fields by rolling out bales or bale grazing.
  • Seed rotational perennials, graze and manage as part of the crop rotation.