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Ground Zero: In tough ground conditions, it pays for farmers to look at the benefits of zero grazing


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Some farmers zero graze year-round with fragmented farms to avoid having to walk cows long distances or over heavier land.

Some farmers zero graze year-round with fragmented farms to avoid having to walk cows long distances or over heavier land.

Some farmers zero graze year-round with fragmented farms to avoid having to walk cows long distances or over heavier land.

A change in the weather means ground conditions have taken a big hit in many parts of the country. Around this time of year zero grazing machines are being used by some farmers as both a grass management tool and a way of avoiding land damage in ground that has become soft and susceptible to poaching.

These machines tend to suit farmers in the shoulders of the grass growing season when growth rates are still reasonable but the ground isn't dry enough to support cows being out 24/7.


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