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Management Grazing - Help with my design? (pic/detailed info included)

Discussion in 'Pasture, Hay, & Forages: Information & Management' started by Yamabushi, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. Dec 14, 2016
    WildRoseBeef

    WildRoseBeef Range nerd & bovine enthusiast

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    Have you tried using Google Earth Pro to help make pasture designs? You can use that to get a pretty accurate estimate of how many acres each paddock could be, plus draw lines and points where water sources should be. Water points will definitely influence how this grazing plan will work out. Are you also considering strip-grazing inside larger paddocks? I have more questions but that's all I can think of right now.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2017
    Yamabushi

    Yamabushi Exploring the pasture

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    Thanks for the comments everyone. Yes, I used google earth for my pasture designs. Took a lot of this feedback into consideration when constructing my fence and locating the first shed. I'll post here soon with the layout.


    EDIT: Here is the design. The sheep icon is where the shed is. The vertical subdivisions are semi permanent polybraid, the horizontal subdivisions are smartfence temporary, and the perimeter is permanent high tensile woven wire (electric).
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