TIPS FOR ROTATIONAL PADDOCKS
Water source should be within sight from all points of the paddock.
1 inch black plastic pipe will supply adequate water.
Bury plastic pipe 2 to 3 feet deep to protect from damage.
Paddocks should be sized to have feed for 3 days in summer.
Mow spring growth in paddocks to leave 3 days of grazing.
Next we needed to increase the number of cows in the herd to eat the
paddocks in 3 summer days. This is important to keep forage
consistent. A simmily would be to stock your refrig with 3
variety of food. On day one you eat what you like best. On
two 2nd best and on day 3 you eat your least favorite things. Day 3
foods are still healthy, but are your least favorite. If the
leave only enough to eat day one, nine plants 14 part lush in the rest
period the poorest plants 3/2 days have the best chances.
We divided our pastureland into 14 paddocks and permanently fenced them
with gates between them.We have 14
paddocks to manage. They are divided by 5 wire barb fences
perimeter of the total pasture and also the dividing fences between the
paddocks. This fence building was more labor intensive to
drastically reduced the fence maintenance for years to come.
terain makes a diference