Bridge Creek Ranch: Cattle

Cattle Management

The Bridge Creek Ranch supports leading-edge 'intensive management' grazing practices. Our program uses an extensive system of fenced pastures to rotate grazing areas in order to to mimic natural herd migration. This manages grass levels for optimum health of both the cattle and the land base. The fencing projects we have completed also protect sensitive wetlands, and allow safe and easy movement of cattle through established corridors. In 2001, the BC Cattleman's Association awarded its Environmental Stewardship Award to us for ongoing work in this area. See the Conservation page for more information, and the video below.

Cattle Boarding:

Through careful animal management, the Bridge Creek Ranch has established a first-class reputation for cattle boarding. In partnership with select herd owners, four to five hundred head of yearling cattle are brought in to graze from May until mid-September each year. This maximizes the land productivity while eliminating high-maintenance winter livestock feeding.


Archive (low resolution) video of Bridge Creek Ranch manager Don Savjord describing innovative pasture management.



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Moving Cattle

Moving Cattle

Moving Cattle

Moving Cattle