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Automated grazing management

 
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Grant, can you explain what you mean by "automated grazing management"? How is that different from the Salatin/Savory models, if at all?
 
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wayne boardman wrote:Grant, can you explain what you mean by "automated grazing management"? How is that different from the Salatin/Savory models, if at all?



It is using appropriate technology to accomplish a high-labor Salatin/Savory model. Row-crop farmers (in the midwest anyway) prefer Florida, boating, and watching Duck Dynasty to leaving the house 2+ times a day to move fence and check on livestock. Many grew up that way and switched to outsourced hire-the-Co-op-to-spray-everything row crop farming to avoid that responsibility. The health of the land has suffered proportionately.

By continuing to develop "automated grazing management" we'll be able to conduct high-density grazing using reduced labor. Win/win/win. Profit/land/animals.

(Auto-advancing grazing cells, smart watering, networked livestock observation)
 
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Thanks for the response. So does that mean you set up a series of paddocks with permanent fencing and then have gates automatically open and close to allow the animals to move to the next paddock? I didn't see any description on your website.
 
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wayne boardman wrote:Thanks for the response. So does that mean you set up a series of paddocks with permanent fencing and then have gates automatically open and close to allow the animals to move to the next paddock? I didn't see any description on your website.



That's the short answer. The long answer involves Phd students, patents, and venture capital.

If you're looking to do something like this quickly, I'd try one of these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQg4V0tJicw
 
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