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Grazing System Enhancements

Grazing systems should be designed to change season of use for each pasture from year-to-year. This will improve plant vigor and provide undisturbed nesting cover in a portion of the grazing unit. Grazing systems should allow for adequate recovery time between grazing events to improve plant vigor and provide for residual cover for the nesting season and winter cover for resident wildlife species. Grazing systems should provide a diverse grass and forb community rich in insect populations to provide a protein source for chicks and fledglings.

Financial assistance in the form of cost-sharing is available for reducing input costs associated with grazing infrastructure features such as border/perimeter fencing, interior cross-fencing, watering features (tanks, pipelines, spring developments), solar systems and other grazing system upgrades and improvements.


  • Improved forage quality and yield
  • Improve grass utilization
  • Improved distribution of manure
  • Decreased weed infestations
  • Improve water quality
  • Decreased soil compaction, washouts and erosion
  • Improved animal health and productivity
  • Increased stocking rates

Learn More

To learn more about these programs, please fill out and submit the contact request form below. Your information will be forwarded to the appropriate partner(s) who will contact you to discuss how their programs might assist you.

Contact Me About a Landowner/Producer Program

Grazing System Enhancements Partners

USDA-NRCSNorth Dakota Natural Resources TrustAudubon DakotaPheasants ForeverDucks UnlimitedUS Fish and Wildlife ServiceMule Deer Foundation

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