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Grazing management

Successful grazing businesses make sustained profits by growing and converting pasture, and conserved feed, into livestock products that consistently meet market specifications. 8-Pasture-production-LR.jpg

Sustainable and profitable grazing systems use tactical grazing management to link pasture production with pasture utilisation and livestock production. 

Grazing management plays a pivotal role in this process to ensure:

  1. pasture growth is optimised
  2. pasture composition is maintained in a desirable state
  3. pasture is utilised, not wasted
  4. livestock performance meets established growth pathways 
  5. resources are managed within environmental constraints and guidelines 

More information about different grazing management systems can be found on the EverGraze website and definitions of grazing terms are available.

Available tools

The Stocktake+ app allows you to:

  • record stock number across paddocks
  • record grazing land condition of sites within paddocks
  • record rainfall measurements

Manuals and guides

From the paddock

Read about other producers and their grazing strategies.

I want to....

Look at my grazing options

Set pasture targets

Plan my feed year 

Develop a feed budget 

Know when to start and stop grazing  

Start a rotational grazing program