The best time to implement your ranch grazing management plan for drought? When it’s raining.
Recently Jeff Goodwin wrote a piece over at the Noble Research Institute detailing 8 grazing metrics to help you make better grazing decisions. At PastureMap we know logging and tracking all the details for your ranch can be difficult, which is why we designed our system to do the heavy lifting for you. In order to best prepare our users for the upcoming season, we prepared a guide to show you how you can track all 8 key metrics detailed by Jeff within the PastureMap system. If you are new to PastureMap, you can follow along in our free trial here.
The PastureMap team is excited to share our first update since joining the Soilworks family. As many of our readers know PastureMap allows ranchers to document their planned moves throughout the season. Previously ranchers were unable to edit herd movements after locking in their grazing plan. Our new update allows ranchers to be more flexible with their movements via a "Drag and Drop feature"
Looking to jumpstart your PastureMap trial, or learn some quick tips to become a PastureMap pro? Check out this 5 step guide to importing animal records from an Excel spreadsheet.
It's been an eventful month in the cattle and regenerative meat industry. What we're reading and watching this month:
PastureMap and Point Blue Conservation Science have launched the first mapping platform that combines soil health and grazing records for ranchers in California. Point Blue monitors soil health on 90 ranches across California. Their research has shown exciting soil health results from adaptive grazing since 2015. PastureMap's ranch management software enables ranchers to see soil health improvements side by side with their grazing management records. As ranchers use PastureMap in the field to plan cattle grazing, they can now see and adjust grazing management decisions that affect long term soil health.