Grazing can be a cost effective method of feeding livestock. However, as with other crops, management is key to ensuring you are providing the high yielding and high quality feed your animals need without causing negative environmental impacts. This page contains information and resources that can help you manage your pastures and grazing system effectively. Contact our office for more information.
Interested in Grazing?
Are you a dairy farm considering grazing? Do you currently graze livestock but need help to make improvements? We can help!
NWCS and a group of collaborating grazing specialists are now offering free technical assistance to dairy farmers. See information below:
- Free grazing management technical assistance for dairy farmers.
- One-on-one support & development of a grazing plan for heifers, dry cows, or the milking herd.
- Help measure and monitor grazing progress.
- Information on federal grazing cost-share programs.
Meet our grazing specialists:
Brent Beidler, Beidler Family Farm
Heather Darby, UVM Extension
Sarah Flack, Sarah Flack Consulting
Sara Ziegler, UVM Extension
We’re here to help!
Call 802-656-7610 or 802-656-7627 for Sara Ziegler and we’ll get one of our grazing specialists in contact with you.
Additional Grazing Information
Additional Pasture Information
- Dung beetles in Vermont and New York. Part 1: What are dung beetles and why are they important? (PDF)
- Dung beetles in Vermont and New York. Part 2: Identifying dung beetles (PDF)
- Frost Seeding: A Cheap Alternative to Improve Hay and Pasture Land (PDF)
- Soil Fertility Management of Certified Organic Perennial Pastures (PDF)
- Use of Pasture Irrigation in Vermont (PDF)