Forage production is of primary importance to Oregon's livestock enterprises and agriculture economy. Pastures are kept in good condition by controlling weeds, fertilizing and most importantly, managing livestock. Implementing pasture management and grazing principles will increase forage yield and quality, provide a healthier place for livestock and improve farm aesthetics.
Pasture managers view their field as a viable renewable resource. They use cattle and poultry to harvest the solar energy stored in the grasses, converting it into nutrient-dense food, and maintaining the pasture’s biodiversity.