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When considering the fencing project it is important. to consider how the design applies to current and future forage. range. and management practices. Pasture forages are the most important assets of a grazing program, canada goose m tech bomber jacket men's 2015 . If these forages are not managed properly. pasture quality will suffer. This is especially important to consider with intensive grazing programs. rotational grazing. and range grazing programs. If pasture design is not complementary to the environment. forage conditions can deteriorate. resulting in the need for new stand establishment.
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