CRP land often contains large quantities of old, dead grass that limits forage production and quality when the land is returned to grazing or haying. While haying and prescribed burning can remove the buildup, grazing can provide additional benefits, says
With that many cattle crowded into a small area, they will trample much of the dead litter into the soil. This increases soil organic matter, and it hastens the return of nutrients that were trapped in the dead forage back to the soil. Also, nutrients from the forage and supplements your cattle eat while flog grazing will be spread back on the ground as manure and urine, helping improve grass growth next year. As an added benefit, removal of litter and trampling by animals opens up areas for new seedlings and tillers to grow next spring.