Dale Strickler says Grazing Management is about Knowledge- Not Inputs

Listen to Ron Hays talk with Dale Strickler about grazing management.

Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays is talking with professional writer, author and speaker, Dale Strickler about grazing management. Strickler operates a consulting firm, Regenerative Wisdom, which focuses on soil, pasture, crop and drought prevention consulting.

“In no other arena in agriculture do we extract so little of the potential that is out there than in grazing management,” Stricker said. “I have seen people side by side, right across the fence, and one person on one side is running a cow for every 12 acres and their grass looks like a pool table. The person on the other side is running a cow for every three acres, and they have grass that is knee-high.”

Strickler said proper grazing management can mean more forage production with fewer inputs.

“It is about timing, it is about residual, it is about the movement of the livestock,” Stricker said.

When one truly understands how grass grows, Strickler said a producer can manage properly to meet its needs and help it grow better. While many enjoy going out and buying new equipment for their property, Strickler said the most important piece of equipment on the farm or ranch is one’s brain.

“With grazing management, the inputs are minimal,” Strickler said. “That doesn’t cost you a whole lot of money. Especially in this day and age. You can order books online, you can go to YouTube, you can get on Google, or you can attend sessions. It doesn’t cost a lot of money to do that.”

The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network and is a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR at the top of the story for today’s show and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.

Verified by MonsterInsights