What Makes Cattle So Good At Conservation Grazing?

Dexter cattle The Dranges PONT Cymru Jeff InstagramJust take a look at that tongue!

Cattle use their tongues to pull tufts of vegetation into their mouths, often leaving grassy tussocks and other areas of vegetation which can be used by small mammals and insects. They are not fussy grazers, which means that particular plant species don’t get grazed out of a habitat. This leads to a sward rich in biodiversity. They are also great scrub-bashers, preventing scrub invasion into meadow habitat or reed domination in wetlands. They are the ultimate habitat managers friend.

But there has to be a balance. Inappropriate grazing with cattle can lead to overgrazing, poaching or compaction of grasslands and heathlands. PONT Cymru is here to help. If you are interested in conservation grazing your land but don’t know where to start, get in touch and we can advise you or even help you find a local grazier.

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