When managed with the soil and ecology in mind, sheep can be used year-round to provide a diversity of land services.
Soil Health, water retention, biodiversity
We use temporary electric fencing to keep the sheep bunched together, moving rapidly over the land. The flock does not return to the same place until the plants have fully recovered from the last grazing thus allowing them to nourish the soil life with the deepest roots that they are able to grow. This methodology also creates an even distribution of urine and manure which fertilizes the entire landscape as opposed to just the favored shady spots. The sheep eat and trample evenly instead of cherry-picking their favorite plants and leaving the less desirable ones to overpopulate. We strive for maximum soil cover at all times. Our planning takes into consideration the lifecycle of all the wild plants and animals.
Grazing for Fire management
With the proper management during the dry season, sheep can be used as an effective, natural fuel-reduction tool. With our portable fences we can customize your fuel break to accommodate for a variety of obstacles and we'll get the job done without the noise pollution from weed whackers or mowers.
Eco-Friendly Weed Control
Why fill our creeks, ponds, bays and wells with Toxic herbicides when we can use trained livestock to turn our problems into rich soil. With the proper timing and management sheep can break the weed seeding cycle, reduce weed vigor, and knock down stale thatch while at the same time increasing the health of the soil and supporting a greater diversity of species.
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