Preventing Erosion in Pastures
Lanes or laneways provide a controlled means to move animals from one section of a pasture to another or back and forth from the pasture to a barn.
Sacrifice areas are those areas where animals are held for a period of time during inclement weather.
Streambank fencing is a means to improve water quality by establishing a vegetative buffer that captures nutrients before they enter a stream and prevents soil erosion.
When pastures are designed, care should be given to the expected animal movement across fields.
Proper pasture design can prevent many problems from soil erosion.