Grazing Management Benefits Livestock & Wildlife

Dec 29, 2015

Credit Scott Bauer / USDA, NRCS

Good grazing management is good for the livestock producer and for wildlife.  When grazing-land is healthy, cattle put on the weight, and birds benefit from healthy grassland. The key is designing a grazing system that fits a producer's climatic conditions, soils, topography and vegetation types.

In many cases, the most productive and ecologically sustainable operations are those that reproduce the spatial heterogeneous conditions found over thousands of years on the Great Plains.


Dr. Fritz Knopf
Research Ornithologist (ret.)
U.S. Geological Survey
Ft. Collins, CO

Ann Adams
Interim CEO
Holistic Management International
Albuquerque, NM

Produced by Playa Lakes Joint Venture.