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A different grazing strategy worked

Early in his research, available information on rotational grazing centered around northern, cooler-season grasses and not warmer-season grasses of the Deep South.

A decade ago, Kirk Law started a mission to find a better way to efficiently manage his cattle herd and pastures. He found it with rotational grazing.

On his operation in Terrell County in southwest Georgia, he's since drastically decreased commercial fertilizer needs, reduced his herd's reliance on hay, improved his soils and bolstered the operation's bottom line. But it took time to get there.

When Law wants to learn something, he reads. Law said early in his research, most available information on the rotational practice centered around northern, tall cooler-season grasses and not the warmer-season grasses of the Deep South.

"I got on the internet and searched 'pasture management' and began trying to find a way to do things more economically. And that’s how I got into this rotational grazing, and through trial and error I have gotten it to work," he said.

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