Documenting the Improvement of a Perennial Pasture

Published Jan 8, 2013

In a Nutshell

Over time, grazing management is expected to improve forage quality, mass, and diversity. Thirty-one acres of perennial pasture in Cherokee County IA were transitioned from continuous to rotational stocking in 2010. Field characteristics were monitored at three pasture locations and one hayed location, along permanent transects. Several tools were used to quantify information about the pastures. Sample calculations are provided.