Fence Systems for Grazing Dairy Cattle

Key Points

  • Grazing management is the practice of taking the animals to the feed instead of bringing the feed to the animals. Effective fencing is critical to managing the needs of the animals and the pastures to meet long- and short-term grazing management goals.
  • Effective fencing must first and foremost control animal movement. It should be low cost to construct and easily maintained and operated.
  • A good fencing system is a whole-farm plan of permanent and temporary fencing that is