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Home Farming Tips How Many Cows Do You Allow Into A Pasture Field Per Acre?

How Many Cows Do You Allow Into A Pasture Field Per Acre?

by Jacquiline Nakandi
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The number of animals allowed into a given area of pasture also known as the stocking rate should be flexible such that it can be increased or reduced to match pasture availability.

On average, 10 animals per acre, two to three times a week should be enough. High quality grass/legume pasture should not be allowed to overgrow.

Grazing should not be lower than 20cm to 30cm high. Conserving excess pasture produced during the growing period, or purchasing feeds or selling some of the animals, will ensure efficient use of pastures.

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