A project testing the potential of a system of precisely managed, intensive ‘cell grazing’ popular in New Zealand.
This approach to grassland management sees dairy and beef cattle moved between ‘cells’, based on pasture availability and quality, along with their size and dietary needs.
It’s been demonstrated that the “TechnoGrazing” system can increase production and business gross margins, but the research team now also hopes to quantify its environmental impacts compared with the more common set-stocking (continuous grazing) approach.
The work, involving Cornwall-based firm Precision Grazing, could spark its uptake in Britain, allowing farmers to raise meat and milk production from grass, increase profits and combine intensification with sustainability.
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