Innovative farmer makes rotational grazing easier

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Photo by Sandrine Hahn [Nourishing Our Children Photos] via Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

In a recent story for the rural Wisconsin publication, The Country Today, Alyssa Waters provides a window into the sort of challenges some farmers face when raising their livestock on pastures. She begins,

For much of his 58 years, Matthew Buvala has been trying to come up with ways to make life a little less difficult….

When he retired from the Navy after a 20-year career and started raising chickens on his 17 acres in 2001, he began a love-hate relationship with the movable, woven electric fencing used to corral his feathered friends. Eight years later the idea came to him — a fence cart that would hold the fence, lay it out neatly and pick it up with a lot less hassle than trying to do it by hand.

“I just figured there has got to be a better way of doing it than picking it up and moving it,” Buvala said.

It’s a neat little story, so check out the full article here.


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