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Management-Intensive Grazing

Economic Considerations

Reducing Your Input Costs

Forage agronomists in Georgia have been able to prove that stocking rates can be increased and pasture utilization is improved when relatively large, continuously-stocked pastures are divided into smaller paddocks and a MIG system implemented.  However, does this improved grazing efficiency and productivity per acre translate to greater profitability? This section presents several independent partial budgeting analyses that answer the question: "Will it pay?" Of course, the answer is "it depends."

Will it Pay? Economics of Improving Grazing System

So, will improving grazing systems pay? The answer is, it depends on the current situation and what can be expected out of the new grazing system. Read more...

Additional Economic Resources

"Rotational Grazing: Will it Pay?" – This Extension publication was written by Extension Livestock Economists and Agronomists at Mississippi State University.

"The Economics of Rotational Grazing" – This Extension publication was written by Extension Livestock Economists at the University of Kentucky.

"Profitable Grazing-Based Dairy Systems" – This publication is from the NRCS and is a Technical Note that was recently published.

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