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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.

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

3 Comments

  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!

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