I was wondering if anyone could give me a very general overview of the different dietary preferences of the common farm animals when in a well managed roational pasture grazing system? This is not specifically for any one climate or farm, just in general. For example: I just watched a video
of Greg Judy and he made a remark about sheep and cows eating different things which is why they can be run on the same pasture without overgrazing. Having a knowledge of what various animals generally eat would obviously allow me to come up with more resilient
and productive pasture plans
, as he has.
Specifically I am looking for info on these animals:
And for each of these animals i want to know what they eat (ex: woody plants, grass, grains, fruit
, bugs, etc) and any additional info about general functions in pasture would be appreciated as well ("bulldozing" to create litter, tilling, eating bugs off other animals, etc)
Thank you very much, in advance!
Im very new to animals, but pasture raised animals are where my passion really lies in permaculture
. I have a tentative plan to lease a small amount of land
in 2015 and start Intensively Managing some livestock.