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Episode-1087- Taking “Mob Grazing” to the Small Piece of Land

The Toulouse Goose, a Great Homestead Grazing Animal.

The Toulouse Goose, a Great Homestead Grazing Animal.

We have discussed at brief quite a bit on “mob grazing” lately, specificlly the work of people like Alan Savory and Greg Judy and the amazing results they have had.

This has resulted in a large number of questions to me about  how we can replicate this in smaller permaculture systems.

The reality is it isn’t that difficult and simply by using smaller animals and understanding their behaviors we can gain similar results anywhere from a suburban yard to a small holding of a few acres.

My hope today is that the entire concept of mob grazing is understood for what it actually is.  Simply animals moving through a system they way they naturally would in nature.  Along with why our current livestock need management to behave “naturally”.  This is based both on land size limitations and the loss of the animals normal instincts due to centuries of domestication.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • What is “mob grazing”
  • Why is mob grazing natural
  • Why does mob grazing work
  • Paddock shift and tractoring (advantages and disadvantages of each)
  • Thoughts on different animals and their roles in paddock shift/tractoring
    • Chickens
    • Rabbits
    • Quail
    • Ducks
    • Guineas
    • Goats and Sheep
    • Pigs
    • Geese
  • Understanding animal needs and making husbandry easy
  • Developing systems that others can run for you (when traveling)
  • Thinking differently about your land, it is all a garden

Resources for Today’s Show…

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