Round Right Farm practices rotational grazing, which is great for the health of both cattle and pasture. The goal of our rotation schedule is to give the cattle new pasture in its prime, improve the pasture's quality, and maximize its biomass production over time.
Our rotation strategy involves moving the cattle to new pasture in its prime twice a week throughout the season. The cows then eat the grass, but not so much that its re-growth is hindered. Grass that is clipped short will take a much longer time to grow back. Pasture that is managed this way produces more biomass than an ungrazed pasture because it always finds itself in the stage of maximum vegetative growth. In this way, rotational grazing not only allows the land to sustainably support more animals, it also sequesters much more carbon through the year than unrotated pastures. From the cattle's perspective, they not only continually encounter new land that is lush, but they are kept in a much more sanitary enviroment, free of their own manure. This way, they mimic a wild herd, which is always moving towards new and better fields. Frequent movement also breaks the life cycle of manure-born parasites. Rotational grazing renders chemical dewormers unnecessary at Round Right Farm.