Grazing cycle

(1) The time elapsed between the beginning of one grazing period and the beginning of the next grazing period in the same paddock where the forage is regularly grazed and rested. One grazing cycle includes one grazing period plus one rest period. (2) The combined time animals are permitted to graze the paddock forage and the time that the paddock forage is permitted to recover. [Source: USDA National Plant Materials Manual]

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