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Overgrazing your yard


Courtesy of Mike Heath

Above: Pasture slightly overgrazed with minimal damage. Animals were removed before severe damage occurred..

There are a few places that cause me to cringe inside every time I drive past them. Every one is a home on a small acreage with a lot of horses. I think of one in particular that I see nearly every day with several horses on maybe two acres of pasture. The grass is routinely eaten right down to the dirt with nothing left.

I titled this article "Overgrazing Your Yard' because my primary intent is to reach homeowners in developed areas but the information also applies to commercial livestock operations as well. The difference being that ranchers already know what I'm talking about but most...

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