What is Holistic Planned Grazing?


Holistic Planned Grazing is a form of regenerative agriculture described by Allan Savory, that closely mimics what nature intended for large herds of grazing animals. Herds graze and migrate over grasslands along with their predators creating soil disturbance (animal impact). These herds graze, defecate, and trample the land and then move on, (rest). This builds healthy soil and deepens plant roots. Grasslands depend on this organic biological decay to survive and without it, grasslands die and turn into desert. On our ranches humans mimic predators by moving the cattle between paddocks in such a manner that creates rest, allowing plants to regenerate deep roots before being grazed again.  The end result is a healthy ecosystem that integrates livestock, wildlife, plants, and humans.  

Benefits of Holistic Planned Grazing:

· Mitigates fire and flood risk

· Increases biodiversity, nutrition and   resiliency of plants & animals

· Increases wildlife habitat 

· Restores the watershed by increasing water penetration and retention in the soil.

· Increases organic matter which regenerates healthy soil

· Prevents soil erosion

· Prevents/reverses desertification of grasslands

· Fosters carbon sequestration

· Cleans our atmosphere and produces oxygen