Impact of Rotational Grazing on Species Composition in a Square Foot Plot During a 21 Day Rotational Grazing Cycle - May through September, 2009

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth
Funds awarded in 2008: $263.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: North Central
State: Indiana
Project Coordinator:
Graham Rider
Thistle Byre Farm


  • Agronomic: potatoes
  • Animals: bovine, poultry
  • Animal Products: eggs


  • Animal Production: grazing - rotational
  • Farm Business Management: community-supported agriculture
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity

    Proposal abstract:

    The purpose of this project is to study the impact of rotational grazing of beef cattle and sheep on pasture forage diversity. The goal is to measure the plant species composition in a foot square plot where the livestock are grazed on a twenty-one day cycle.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.