Grazing planning doesn’t have to be daunting! Join us for a one-day intensive on increasing soil health, land productivity and profitability with adaptive grazing management. We’ll see how these principles are being applied at El Sueño Ranch and learn how to read the conditions of the land with simple monitoring techniques in order to assess forage and livestock needs. Then, we’ll translate these observations into a grazing plan to calculate stock density, animal moves and adequate recovery time for the land.

9:30am Coffee and sign-in
10am Introductions
11am Ranch tour: monitoring techniques
12:30pm Lunch provided by Shorty’s Barbecue
1:30pm Grazing planning in small groups
3pm Forage assessment
4:30pm Closing

To bring/wear:
• Sun protection, walking shoes
• Water bottle
• Laptop (we will also have paper spreadsheets)
• Folding chair

This field day is a collaboration between the New Mexico State Land Office, Holistic Management International, the Seeding Regenerative Agriculture Project and NM Healthy Soil.

→ Read about Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing

Image credit Terrie Wade