The cattle and sheep together are called a flerd (flock of sheep + herd of cattle), and graze together. The herd is holistically managed, moving weekly to fresh pasture to prevent overgrazing and spread the fertilizer evenly. This "mob grazing" mimics the movement of herds in nature, where predators keep the herd tightly together. Keeping the animals close together ensures the pasture is evenly grazed and uniformly trampled. Such animal impact encourages plant growth and protects against drought by keeping the grasses tall and the ground covered.
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