To maximise the effectiveness of a grazing based farming operation the key is to keep the grass fresh, short, high energy and palatable which ultimately leads to increased milk and/or meat production. Electric fencing has revolutionised these pasture management techniques meaning better profitability for farmers.
Read the introduction article to find out why rotational grazing systems are so effective. Other case studies here show how market leading Gallagher products are making the traditional pasture grazing methods ever more efficient and successful.
“We jumped from three tonne to up to 16 tonne last year – and it wasn’t a good year condition-wise for the crop. On top of that, the grass was way too high because I couldn’t get up the hills to mow. So that 16 tonne was more like 18 tonne, after we lost a couple of tonnes – but if we didn’t have the pig fence in place, I would have not picked up one nut because the pigs would have had it all."Read more
“It was the first time I’ve dealt with electric fencing, so it was a learning curve. After getting our heads around putting it up the first day, we then knew exactly how to strain it up and how to run it out. Now we’ve got it all sorted. It’s very quick.”Read more
“I really believe that if you’re going to put up a Westonfence, put up a Westonfence. Keep the specs roughly the same. It certainly works. People say you can’t stop roos, and you can’t stop this, and you can’t stop that, but we’ve actually got some really interesting footage here showing the fence stopping pigs.”Read more
508 hectare vineyard grazes a neighbour's merinos, earning money and saving money on herbicide treatments all at the same time.Read more
Gallagher advises rotational grazing (also known as controlled/managed grazing) as the best way to achieve optimum pasture yield as part of the milk/meat production process. This involves grazing paddocks in rotation using a combination of permanent and/or temporarily fenced grazing areas.
Read on to understand the key factors that need to be considered when subdividing land, what is grass tillering and why is it important and find out what fencing systems exist to support the whole process.Read more
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