The Benefits of Moving Your Feeding Locations
For those not actively involved with livestock farming, rotational grazing is the process of strategically moving livestock to feed in fresh pasture or paddock areas on a rotational cycle. This rotation allows the previously used pasture areas to regenerate and maintain the health of the land and animals. This same concept is performed in the fall/winter hay feeding season and is referred to as rotational feeding.
Rotational feeding is not a new concept to the livestock farming community. If that is the case, why do some farmers refuse to participate in a process with numerous benefits? For cattle farmers, the process of moving a hay bale and ring across several acres of land can be difficult. Buckwild Innovations invented the hay spear ring mover for this exact reason. This product will help you take advantage of rotational feeding, which in turn will provide you with the following benefits:
Improved Health of Livestock
By implementing only a single feeding location, there is an increased risk of concentrated parasites and other unwanted bacteria and bugs. Allowing your livestock to graze and/or feed in different locations on a rotational schedule will allow the forage in particular areas to remain healthy.
For instance, if you leave your cows to feed in a dedicated location, they will end up standing in deep mud, manure, urine, parasites, and other unwanted items. Plus, if you leave your livestock in such high amounts of mud, there is an increased risk for injury. Simply moving your feeding locations can alleviate all of these possibilities and improve the overall health of your livestock.
Avoid Destruction to the Land
Failing to move feeding locations can cause extensive damage to the land after a certain period of time. Vegetation and forage will have limited areas to grow and few nutrients to utilize.
Plus, by rotating your feeding locations, you can also experience increased production of forage. Some studies have shown that rotational feeding can generate up to 30-70% increased forage production annually.
Beneficial Nutrient Distribution
Both your livestock and your land need certain nutrients from the ground in order to thrive and remain healthy. Rotational feeding helps to accomplish this by actively distributing these specific nutrients across feeding locations with increased soil fertility.
Rotational feeding — with help from the hay spear ring mover — provides a wealth of other advantages including:
- Controlling less than desirable plants
- Improved animal management
- Up to 40% savings in hay
- And more!
Make Moving Feeding Locations a Breeze With the Hay Spear Ring Mover
One of the largest complaints about rotating livestock feeding locations is the manual labor required to physically move hay bales and rings. Often times, the rings are too heavy for a farmer to carry or drag, harmed by regular hay spears, or gets stuck or frozen into the ground.
If you’re interested in taking advantage of the endless benefits provided by rotational feeding, the hay spear ring mover from Buckwild Innovations is for you. Contact us today to learn more about investing in this innovative farming product.