kent smith wrote:Do you have any suggestions for reading regarding pasture management? We bought our place this past May and started rotational grazing and trying some different things for pasture improvement. This pasture does not look like it was used for several decades and needs some help. However, after just one summer it is already looking better. We have 2 steers out on small paddocks, plus we have raised a batch of broilers and turkeys in moveable pens. I have been following advice from Joel Salatin's books, but I would love to learn more on pasture management. I want to lime the pasture this spring to see if it will cut down on the moss that grows in parts of the field and to keep up with frequent animal moves over the field again, but other than that I am not sure what else to do. right now we have enough snow on the ground that the steers and birds are in the barn and a small just outside the barn so they are eating the hay that was baled off of the pasture. Great to see a pasture success story. I too want to add a couple more acres to the field. the whole parimeter has encroached into the field and we have a large brushy over grown area between the field and the creek that runs through the place. I look forward to suggestions.