At the Pasture Project, we frequently draw on the excellent body of work on grazing being developed by farmers, ranchers, researchers, academics, extension agents, and other organizations working toward more sustainable agriculture. To learn more about these practices, here are some starting points:
Pastured Beef Overviews
Bassett, Anna, “A Breath of Fresh Air.” Animal Welfare Approved, 2013. An overview of the environmental and nutritional aspects of grass bed beef, for consumers.
Beetz, Alice and Lee Rinehart. “Pastures: Sustainable Management.” USDA ATTRA, 2006. An introduction to sustainable grazing systems for farmers and ranchers.
The Business of Grazing
Burritt, Beth, and Chad Reid, “Carbohydrate Reserve Theory: What You Learned Might Be Wrong.” Natural Resources, Utah State University Cooperative Extension, April 2012. A discussion of the impact of grazing on plant health