A recent blog on the Beef Magazine website highlights the research by Dr. Richard Teague of Texas A&M Agrilife and Dr. Allen Williams. Teague’s research in Texas compares the soil health and function of heavily conventionally grazed, lightly conventionally grazed, and adaptive multi-paddock grazing/ adaptive high stock density grazing (Holistic Planned Grazing).
The research showed that on heavily grazed sites the average organic matter was 3.1% and the water holding capacity was 55,700 gallons/acre. On the adaptive multi-paddock grazing areas the average was 4.86% organic matter and 87,324 gallons/acre water holding capacity–an over 57% increase.
The other benefits of adaptive multi-paddock grazing included:
- Less bare ground
- More tall grass
- Better fungi to bacteria ratio
A similar study in Mississippi by Allen Williams measured soil carbon increases and tons of CO2 sequestered in the soil. Again the adaptive grazing had over 130% more soil carbon and sequestered over 100 more tons of CO2 per acre.
To learn more about how Holistic Planned Grazing helps regenerate landscapes, visit HMI’s The Regenerative Solution page.
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