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"Profitable Grazing-based Dairy Systems" by USDA and NRCS May 2007
This technical note provides background and general guidance on the concept of grazing-based dairy systems, defined as land management systems that seek to optimize dairy production through grazing. As a companion technical note to the Natural Resources Conservation Service sustainable agriculture tech note series, it focuses on associated economic, environmental, and social benefits.
Put out to Pasture" by Karl Blankenship April 5, 2008
On a pleasant evening last September, more than 100 people gathered on Steven Weaver’s New York farm to see how his grass was growing. Quite well, it turned out, despite a drought that persisted much of the summer. Clover, orchard grass, alfalfa, rye and other forage grew so thick it required effort to wade rough them on the stroll up the hill to see the Amish farmer’s dairy herd contentedly chewing away. Read more..
The Grass Whisperer's published articles in Lancaster Farming
It was January 2008 when I attended a meeting with legislators in Albany to inform them on the importance of managed grazing systems for our New York Watersheds and beyond. After the meeting, I cleared the traffic congestion from the mighty hub of our capitol and turned my attention to an hour and a half’s journey home along the thruway, west. My time on the road.. Read more..
June marks Dairy month and another birthday for yours truly. At 45, I’ve seen many changes in my lifetime. Today’s reality check has me spending 75 bucks to fill my small pickup. I’m also stressing about the prospect of going from 600 dollars to 2500 to heat my family’s home. I fill up at our local fuel station that has been in business for over 50 years. It’s funny to see the ole pump’s numbers.. Read more..
Steps- Grazing Cows" by Jessica Light
Did you know that glass of milk is more nutritious during the summer months? Its fortified with more vitamins and that's because of what the cows are eating. The grass to milk connection is this week's Steps... Read more..