Livestock & Poultry
Livestock play an important role in Vermont agriculture, providing valuable dairy, meat, egg and fiber products, and aiding in land improvement, by-product utilization, employment, transportation and agritourism.
Currently, about 75% of the state's total agricultural income comes from dairy products. However, in response to demand for locally produced food and goods, farms are increasingly diversifying and raising other livestock species.
UVM Extension supports the industry through educational programming and provides resources to address production, products and marketing.