I was recently asked, “What do you recommend for grazing riparian areas in a drought?”
Grazing riparian areas always requires careful management, but particularly during a drought. Like a lot of agricultural management, planning ahead and having contingencies in place before, during, and after a drought is the best way to build resiliency, but that ideal is not always possible.
In the immediate needs of trying to feed your cows, how can you reduce impacts and keep your pasture as healthy as possible?
The most important thing to remember is that applying the four grazing principles still applies:
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You can also listen to Norine Ambrose, Executive Director, Cows and Fish, discuss management practices when grazing riparian areas and pasture recovery after tough years, on the Coffee Cows and Crops podcast.