Last month's issue of ACRES USA featured an article by Joel Salatin on Mob Stocking. In it he described how he has changed this rotational grazing practice to allow the grass to get considerably older than is normal, well past the peak of the vegetative stage. The article goes on to detail all the benefits of this kind of grazing. As a long time MIG person I was somewhat skeptical. Timing grazing for the peak growth stage is vital to getting the most nutrition out of the grass and getting it to regrow repeatedly. I thought "Joel is just trying to differentiate himself again. That's what he does best." But, the past few weeks the grass has really gotten ahead of me, so much so that I was really thinking about making hay or at least mowing. So I decided to give long grass grazing a try. I'd done it before and hadn't liked the results. This time I cut the paddock size way down to really pack the animals together (I'm still a bit under stocked). I've been changing paddocks every day, and the animals are really doing well. Jury is still out as to what this is doing to my grass for fall, but I think we'll be fine.