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Is there a "breaking point" in the number of animals and land needed?

Is there such a thing as too many animals put in an area to try to revitalize it? How large of an area is needed to keep the animals moving? If you keep a large number of animals in a space, there will eventually be a reversal, causing what we all think we know about livestock and farmland. So what's the correlation between number of animals and amount of land needed so that it is benificial, not detrimental?

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  • Apr 4 2013: I think that is part of his system, he uses some sort of decision management approach to find the right number of animals for the right length of time to use on the land. There is some reference to this in the comment about sigmoid in the brief Q&A at the end of the talk.

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