A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.

— Proverbs 12:10

Mob Grazing Field Day

Mark Brownlee – Owner, host and grazier.

Terry Gompert, University of Nebraska, extension grazing specialist, Steve Hefner, Water Quality NRCS, Mark Brownlee, speaking, Doug Peterson, NRCS Missouri State Grassland Specialist, Curtis Gooch, NRCS Grassland Conservationist listen to the experiences of Mark.

Terry and Doug examine the litter layer or AO layers as a result of good management.

The herd taking a break in mid day.

Photo showing the morning break as well as the amount of standing grass for utilization in the pasture. Red line shows where the polywire fence is.

Photo showing the result of grazing and removing approximately 40% of standing forage. The material left will be recycled into the soil and will serve as food for soil microbes.

Mark demonstrating how easy it is for him to pick up a step-in post and move for the next break.

Terry and Mark discuss the grazing result as Chris Hoeme, NRCS Soil Conservationist in St. Clair County listens in.

Results of Ultra High Density Grazing on blackberry patch.

A closer look at the damage to blackberries and the return to grass after grazing.

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