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Getting Animals to the Right Place, at the Right Time, with the Right Behavior

  • Jody Butterfield
  • Sam Bingham
  • Allan Savory
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Abstract

IN THE EARLY DAYS, PEOPLE WISHING TO PRACTICE HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT using livestock were usually advised to build an arrangement of fences, commonly but not always, in the pattern of a wagon wheel around a central water point. Although this is indeed an efficient way to handle livestock in many situations, the wagon wheel became such a strong symbol that it obscured the idea behind it. Like people who draw symbols on the doorpost to keep away lightning, many ranchers and researchers built wagon-wheel grazing cells in the belief that they had magic power to grow grass.

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© Allan Savory and Jody Butterfield 2019

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  • Jody Butterfield
  • Sam Bingham
  • Allan Savory

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