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Anonymous

Contact your local county advisor or NRCS office. There are so many variables that have to be considered. Type of forage, animal size and type, growing season, weather or not MIG will be implemented, etc.

dun

dun

> How many cows per acre can you
> have on irrigated pasture?
 
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Is there a general number that you could give me?
> Contact your local county advisor
> or NRCS office. There are so many
> variables that have to be
> considered. Type of forage, animal
> size and type, growing season,
> weather or not MIG will be
> implemented, etc.

> dun

> dun



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Anonymous

Wouldn't even hazard a guess. I've seen irrigated pasture that won't support 1 cow per 10 acres and unirrigated pasture that works with 1 cow per 2 1/2 acres. It depends on the quality and regrowth along with the animal size and production capabilities. If you have a local doing it, check with him/her/it. But your best bet is still a county agent or NRCS grass specialiast.

dun

> Is there a general number that you
> could give me?
 
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Should be able to run 1.5 to 2 pairs an acre if you run an intensive rotational grazing system.
 
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