Range Land Monitoring

Pasture Monitoring

Excuse the lack of posting in our blog, too much to do and not enough daylight! I’ve been at the computer a lot today posting photos and information on the Land EKG website.

The what site? You might ask.

Let me explain the photo and the concept here. Land monitoring is a system to help us measure the health of our pastures. It helps us with the long term sustainability of our grassland ecosystem. The first EKG workshop I attended taught me that we are sunshine farmers. We harvest the grass made from sunshine. It is amazing what healthy land produces and amazing how quickly it is damaged when not properly managed.

The photo is a hoop from one of our Land EKG monitoring sites. We go back to this same site annually and take a snap shot, over time it evolves into a report that gives us precipitation, grazing and the rest history of the land. We use it to determine stocking rates and grazing intensity for the year ahead For us monitoring is a annual measurement of the health of our pasture and range land. Check out http://www.landekg.com/ for additional information.


About Beer Ranch

I'm a farm/ranch wife and mother of 4. I've lived all my life on a farm caring for Angus cows. Currently we raise cattle and a variety of crops including wheat, corn, sunflowers, millet and peas. It is a great life and great way to raise children. We live and learn everyday about the world God has made for us. We try to find better ways of taking care of the land while raising food for people.
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