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Holistic management, moving grazing herd animals frequently with portable fencing or kraals, so that animals do not overgraze the land seems to improve the grazing land and allows more animals on the land.  It would be useful to determine whether this system could help with Ireland's agriculture.  

Soil 4 Climate (https://www.soil4climate.org) is one organization which promotes this idea.  My notes on Holistic Management are available at http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com/2014/03/holistic-management-new-framework-for.html

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by gmoke on Fri Mar 26th, 2021 at 06:48:48 PM EST
Dividing a field into daily strips with portable fencing is normal in Ireland so that the cattle graze one strip per day. Part of the problem with wet soils in Ireland is that the Cattle can destroy more grass with their hooves than they actually eat. So preventing them roaming far and wide is important.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Mar 26th, 2021 at 07:20:54 PM EST
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Chronic problem with cattle is their size and numbers, and their consequent ability to churn whatever they traverse.  In the western US, the problem is destruction of riparian habitat.
by rifek on Mon Mar 29th, 2021 at 08:47:01 PM EST
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