Can ultra-high stock density make 10x stocking rate?Can ultra-high stock density make 10x stocking rate?
October 23, 2016
It’s common question for beef producers to ask why people would move cattle to fresh pasture every day or even more frequently.
The answer is first and foremost for profitability.
Yet many things happen under ultra-high-stock-density grazing which lead to this increase in profits.
One of these -- higher forage harvest efficiency and more weed and brush consumption -- was noted in the summer of 2015 by Oklahoma rancher Kim Barker when he had a ranch intern moving cattle on a lease property near the little town of Cleo Springs. The ranch lies right along the Cimarron River and is mostly very sandy ground, with some nice bottom land and a lot of upland sand hills. These, in particular, are very brushy and weedy.
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