Managing Pasture Book
The health and profitability of grass-based livestock begins with the food they eat.
In Managing Pasture, author Dale Strickler guides farmers and ranchers through the practical and ideological considerations behind caring for the land as a key part of running a successful grass-based operation, from the profitability of replacing expensive grain feed with nutrient-rich native grasses to the benefits of ecologically-minded land management.
- by Dale Strickler
- 288 pp, hardcover
- Published April 2019
- 10.1"L x 8.2"W x 0.9"H
In-depth examinations of the biology and benefits of grazing plants and different grazing strategies accompany detailed plans for paddock and fencing set-ups, livestock watering, and effective methods for dealing with common pasture problems throughout the seasons, from mud to drought.
For readers invested in pasture improvement strategies that offer environmental benefits beyond better meat and dairy, including carbon sequestration, erosion prevention, increased pollinator resources and wildlife habitat, and improved water quality, Managing Pasture is an approachable, accessible guide to creating and caring for the grassland that feeds animals and future generations.
Conductors - Rope-Twine-Wire-Tape
IntelliBraid®, 660 ft. rollItem #256710 -
6mm (1/4") dia. braided rope conductor for electric fences. Black/white color is easy for humans and livestock to see. Polyester for high UV-resistance.$113.00
Conductors - Rope-Twine-Wire-Tape
IntelliTape™, 330 ft. rollItem #257010 -
A 1/2" wide electric fence conductor whose visibility is ideal for horses and other large, fast moving livestock.$18.00
Fence Connectors and Accessories
PowerLink™ 4.0, 30" longItem #335500 -
Make instant, in-field connections between electric fences without turning off the energizer. Simple to use and effective.$5.00
Windup Systems and Accessories
EzeReel™ Complete (includes spool & support)Item #238600 -
An effective reel for winding, unwinding and storing conductors. Less costly to use than other reels.$41.25
Posts and Accessories
Hotpost Multiwire Pigtail Post, 35" tallItem #320602 -
35" step-in pigtail fence post holds multiple electrified strands. Well-suited for temporary electric fence enclosures and intensive grazing applications.$8.90
Cattle QuikFence® 4/48/24 (100' x 48" white/black roll), double spikeItem #208002 -
Great for calves that like to escape from a 2 strand fence. Can be used at gateways and to protect windbreaks and feed supplies.$119.00
Electric Netting Kits
PoultryNet® Plus 12/48/3 Starter Kit, white/blackItem #207027 -
Starter kit contains all the essentials to fence a small flock of birds. Contain and protect chickens in the backyard or on the pasture. 48" tall.$501.80
Horse QuikFence® 4/48/24 (100' x 48" white/black roll), double spikeItem #208022 -
A "ready-to-go" roll of electrifiable netting with posts built-in posts that contains horses.$142.00
Pig QuikFence® 6/30/12 (100' x 30" white/black roll), single spikeItem #208062 -
A portable electric fence designed to keep "free range" pastured pigs in. Quickly allow pigs to forage gardens, orchards and fields after harvest.$99.00
Pos/Neg Braided PermaNet® Pro 11/48/6, (100' x 48" white/black roll), drivable postsItem #208081 -
48" tall semi-permanent electric net fence with braided conductors. Bottom electrified strand can be disconnected in tall grass situations. Pos/Neg for dry conditions.$265.00
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Jessica E from Oklahoma
Very nice introductory overview to pasture management for livestock production. I especially appreciated the sections on grazing systems for beef cattle. Ideas founded on science balanced with practical application knowledge producers know but scientists miss due to limitations of experimental design.
Eugene L from New York
The best book, by far, that I have ever read on pasture management. Understandable and entertaining.