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24th Annual Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference

By   /  January 17, 2020  /    /  No Comments

Join more than 350 farmers and agricultural resource providers from six Northeast states at this perennial winter conference for a cross-section of the region’s livestock production. Preview the conference schedule at https://24thannualvermontgrazingliv2020.sched.com/     The event takes place at the family-friendly Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT just off Interstate-91. The conference rate on overnight […]

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2020 Northeast Pasture Consortium Conference

By   /  January 15, 2020  /    /  No Comments

Here is a quick summary of our technical sessions for this year’s conference  The sessions are: The Do’s and Don’ts of Silvopasture, Pastured Pigs – Feed and Grazing Management, The Fescues – Soft-leaf and Meadow Pasture Soil Compaction- Identification and Remediation Getting the Most out of Winter Grazing by Forage Species Selection/Management and Grazing Management, […]

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Putting Dairy Cows Out to Pasture: An Environmental Plus

By   /  July 13, 2015  /  Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Putting Dairy Cows Out to Pasture: An Environmental Plus

Editors Note: This article was written by Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service Information Staff, and comes to us from the ARS’ Agricultural Research Magazine. Every year, a hefty dairy cow tucked away in a snug barn produces more than 20,000 pounds of milk, along with an impressive amount of manure and an array of gases. New modeling work […]

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Twenty years of grazing profitably, inside and outside the box

By   /  March 17, 2014  /  Dairy Cattle, Grazing Management, Livestock  /  3 Comments

Ron Holter is one of the smartest farmers you could meet. He thinks things through to create the life he wants. Now his dairy cows eat no grain, aren’t high producing, and he has time to take a nap just about every day. Here’s how he makes a good living in spite of (or because of) all this.

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Successfully Making the Switch to Pasture-Based Dairying

By   /  March 10, 2014  /  Dairy Cattle, Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Successfully Making the Switch to Pasture-Based Dairying

Twenty years ago, two Maryland dairy farmers started grazing when no one around them was doing it. Here’s how it worked for them, and their suggestions for those considering the switch.

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