Targeted Grazing For Vegetation Management
What is Targeted Grazing? Targeted grazing is defined as:
Targeted grazing uses livestock timing, frequency, intensity, and selectivity to apply herbivory pressure on target plant species or portions of the landscape to reach specific vegetation objectives. It can be a useful tool to manipulate plant cover in both mature plant communities and in areas recovering from disturbance. Although a simple concept, it is more complex in practice and relies on an understanding of several different interacting factors, including the interactions between plants and herbivores. These reports delve into the details of plant-herbivore interactions, and the various considerations that should be taken into account when developing a targeted grazing prescription in western Canada.