Monday, May 24, 2010

Nicaragua: Rotational Grazing and Electric Fences

Farmer to Farmer volunteer Brian Stone carried out a rotational dairy grazing and electrical fence utilization assignment in Nicaragua. A few photos of pastures and cattle in the Boaca Region of Nicaragua can be seen on Brian's website: click here! Introduction of electric fences at rural dairy farms can really improve production and the over-all livestock management.

As Brian noted, "Nicaraguan producers could benefit greatly with the adoption of electric fence utilization. The implementation of grazing practices allowed by the flexibility of electric fence would result in more efficient use of forages, reducing labor needed for hand harvesting forages so that labor time could be used for other purposes to improve livestock and forage management."

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