Researchers say they are trying to take the first step in taking what used to be low technology in grazing to high technology. The idea is to help producers manage their herds, preventing overgrazing and conserving biodiversity in the land.

A study conducted by the USDA-ARS, several universities and the Long-term Agroecosystem Research network have looked at pastures ranging from 40 acres to 4,000 acre pastures from across the country—and different climates. The study looked at large arid pastures in New Mexico to high production small pastures in Florida.

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