Paradise Time Controlled Grazing
Many relatively unsuccessful techniques have been atempted to prevent the damage cattle can do by congregating in riparian areas, particularly in late summer. Exclusion fencing, rotation grazing and riding are expensive and destoy the open range aesthetics. This project hopes to show that two cattle herders, using low stress handling practices, can train the cattle to graze in improved grazing patterns in different areas, thus reducing the impact on riparian areas while improving herd health. The cost of hiring the herders, which could be reduced to one once the animals were trained, would be offset by eliminating the need for fencing and fence maintenance.