number of head that can feed per acer

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Anonymous

Depends on what acre. Forage quantity and quality, and animal size are the two biggest governers of how many head an acre can support.

dun

> Wondering how many head of cattle
> can be grazed per acer.
 
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depends on a lot of factors.... best to check with some cattlemen in your area that have been at it for a while..

gene

> Wondering how many head of cattle
> can be grazed per acer.



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Depends on type of forage as well as whether or not you are continually improving your pastures (i.e., fertilizing, irrigating, etc.), what part of the country you are in, and all. If you're in Southwestern Texas (semi-desert), you might need 50 to 100 acres to support one 1000# animal unit. More lush areas you might effectively graze one animal unit on one acre or less. Also, if you have two or more sub-pastures that you can do rotational grazing on, this would help tremendously on pasture re-growth.

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