You are here:  Home  >  Livestock  >  Dairy Cattle  >  Current Article

Dairy Cows Head to Pasture for the First Time on Providence Farm

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  3 Comments

Vermont’s Providence Dairy is transitioning from a tie-stall barn to pasture-based dairying. Here are some of the challenges the Connors faced this first spring and how they’ve solved them.

    Print       Email
Last fall we began sharing Jonathan and Maryann Connor’s transition from a full time tie-stall
    Print       Email

About the author

Cheryl Cesario is a Grazing Outreach Specialist with the University of Vermont Extension in Middlebury. She works with dairy, beef, and other livestock farmers to get the most out their pastures - balancing the needs of the animals, plants and people. She and her husband Marc graze beef cows and dairy heifers at their farm Meeting Place Pastures in Cornwall, VT.


  1. Mike says:

    Thanks for the follow up. Just yesterday I re-read the original two stories and wondered the latest status. Perfect timing! Thanks again

    • Rachel Gilker says:

      So glad that worked out! And Cheryl’s going to follow up with the Connors after the grazing season to hear their take on the first season of grazing.

    • Geralyn Devereaux says:

      Much admiration for the newbie grazer… ihategrazing.com !! What a hoot!

You might also like...

Which Kind of Grazing is Right for You?

Read More →
Translate »