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The idea of getting the most from pastures by moving livestock to fresh grass every day is not new. Those of us from the U.K. and other European countries can remember moving the electric fences forward every day and back fencing to avoid overgrazing back in the 50's. It made sense then and it makes sense now. One of our members, Hubert Earle recently attended a conference on this topic and came away completely sold on this concept. His zealous enthusiasm for this management system is very evident in the following report he sent to the EFAO News. Other than minor editing, we have not changed this article in the belief that members should see how enthusiastic Hubert is about this subject. There are many factors to consider and you may wish to talk with Hubert firsthand as well as others who have been using this method over the years.
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