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Less Milk But More Money With Soil Health

By   /  September 14, 2015  /  2 Comments

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This video is one of a series from Pennsylvania’s Capital Resource Conservation District exploring improvements in profitability that come with managing for soil health.  Here Justin Geisinger talks about the improvements in his land and his bottom line since converting from confinement dairying to grazing his dairy cows. While it may have cost him in overall milk production, he’s making more money overall and even looking at his neighbors’ fields wondering, “Where would I put up an electric fence and get to grazing?”

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

2 Comments

  1. Steve Washburn says:

    I think that if riparian areas are flash grazed with cattle having access to a given area for only an hour or two at any particular time with a few weeks for recovery that the damage would be minimal and rapidly healed. It is when cattle have many hours or days of access that more environmental concerns emerge.

  2. Curt Gesch says:

    I can’t see that grazing the riparian area as shown in the viedo does much but hut the creek-let.

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