– Pasture burns also help clear the land for native plants to grow better and creatures such as the Sharp-Tailed Grouse need the open prairie to nest on.
– Another reason to burn is that burning removes the dead grass or “filler”. This grass has no nutrients or good things to offer the cattle and it just fills them up. Since cattle are bought and sold by the pound, it helps when your cattle have grazed on healthy green grass all summer and are fat and slick vs filled up with the dead filler grass and weighing 50 pounds less than the other cattle.
– Besides all of this, burning a pasture can make it plain gorgeous after the grass starts to grow back. It’s all green, soft, and new!