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Simply Sheep

Discussion in 'Goats and Sheep' started by Beekissed, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. Oct 9, 2019
    Beekissed

    Beekissed Mountain Sage

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    I don't have lush grass, which is why I'm amazed at how they are filling out. My mother scalped the lawn, as she usually does, and then the heat and drought made it all crispy brown. I have green patches here and there that they are eating and how they've become fat on that is a mystery, unless it's because most of the green is clover.

    Bay, I'm wondering if you would utilize some of Greg Judy's grazing practices if you could keep that all from happening. I'm going to try it, as this late drought has really opened my eyes as to how quickly what I have can be dried out and crispy. I'm betting that's even worse in TX than it is here.

    I'm wondering if you could use the horses to increase stocking density in a rotational grazing setup and improve your pastures and water retention in them?

    https://holisticmanagement.org/impa...economic-benefit-with-regenerative-practices/

    https://agfundernews.com/dr-richard...ractices-clean-up-the-act-of-agriculture.html

    https://foodtank.com/news/2017/11/replenish-sandra-postel/

    I've been soaking up Mr. Judy's lectures and videos, as a lot of the thoughts I've had about farming, he's been implementing and having success with. He's making Salatin look like old news.

    Imagine if my sheep fatten on this poor graze, how much more so will they do it on excellent graze and stockpiled for the winter graze? I'd love to work my way up to having to feed no hay in the winter months...now THAT would be farming!
     
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    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    Yes I do plan on using my horses to rotate pastures. Their manure and trampling the grasses will add humus to the soil. Sheep parasites don’t effect horses and vice versa. So I could use both species to help control parasites.
     
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