Benefits of Multi-Species Grazing Can be Maximized

Multi-species grazing has several benefits that favor both fields and animals, according to Jodie Pennington, PhD, small ruminant educator with Lincoln University Extension in Missouri. Multi-species grazing is the practice of using two or more species of livestock together or separately on the same land in a specific growing season.

“With an understanding of the di

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Multi-species grazing has several benefits that favor both fields and animals, according to Jodie Pennington, PhD, small ruminant educator with Lincoln University Extension in Missouri.

Multi-species grazing is the practice of using two or more species of livestock together or separately on the same land in a specific growing season.

"With an understanding of the different grazing behaviors of each species, various combinations of animals can be used to more efficiently use the forages in a pasture," said Pennington

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