The left shows continuous grazing, the strip in the middle is unglazed, and the righthand side is our property, after being grazed. Note the ample forage left behind, which will be stockpiled for winter forage and serve as litter to feed and protect the soil.
Same fence line shot as the previous photo. Conventional continuous grazing on the left, ample soil cover on the right. Litter is armor for the soil and is one of the most important indicators of ecosystem health.
Spring fence line
Yet another fence line comparison, same spot. This is before both sides have been grazed.
Another comparison of holistic planned grazing vs. conventional management. Note the health of the trees on each side of the fence.
Fence line shot with a different neighbor. The right has not been grazed for at least 50 years, and has turned into thick brush and weeds. Thriving grassland on the left under Holistic Management.
Part of our grazing experiment. We compared low density continuous grazing with high density short duration grazing. This is looking straight down at the continuous grazing piece of the trial. Note the percentage of bare soil.
About 10 feet away from the previous picture, on our high density grazing trial. This is about 30 days post-grazing. Same conditions, same soil, totally different grass.