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Lessons Learned From a Year of Grazing Management

By   /  January 1, 2018  /  2 Comments

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This is a good time of year for reflecting on what went well and what you might like to do different
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Matt and his wife Amie along with their three children own Blue Mountain View Farm which is located near Annville, Pennsylvania. The farm consists of 150 'tillable' acres of which 100 is pastured for their 90 dairy cows. The cows graze 240 days a year getting 25%-50% of their intake from pasture during that time. Matt also chairs the Pennsylvania Grazing Lands Coalition and leads the Lebanon County Grazing Network.


  1. Rob Havard says:

    When do you sow/broadcast the Rye for April grazing?

    • Matt Bomgardner says:

      I have drilled rye from early September to early November. The earlier the seeding the quicker it seems to take off in spring. There is a possibility of grazing the rye in fall but care should be taken to not overgraze. I would not graze rye in fall unless it is 8 inches or taller.

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