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The Northeast Pasture Consortium is an alliance of graziers, extension and research dedicated to improving pasture management in the northeastern United States.

We want to share with you research findings, extension information, upcoming events, photos and even videos of interest to anyone involved with grazing livestock in our region and beyond.

Recent Updates

Carbon sequestration potential of agricultural systems

Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agricultural Systems R. Howard Skinner USDA-ARS, University Park, PA (full report) Abstract Through proper management, agricultural systems (cropland, pasture, and forest) have the ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and sequester it in soils … Continue reading

Request for farmer collaboration, NH, ME, VT

From researchers at the University of New Hampshire (for information; this is not a NEPC-sponsored project): We are looking for participants for an upcoming study at the University of New Hampshire related to the conversion of forest to pasture. We … Continue reading

Ultra-high Stocking Density Grazing

Case Study: Dairies Using Ultra-high Stocking Density Grazing in New York and Pennsylvania Dr. Kathy Soder, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA Full factsheet (PDF) Ultra-high stocking density (UHSD) grazing, sometimes referred to as “mob … Continue reading

Orchardgrass persistence survey

Dear Orchardgrass Task Force, Extension agents, Professors, Industry members, and others, I am a PhD student in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech. I am working with Dr. Ben Tracy on understanding the causes of reduced persistence in … Continue reading

2014 Grazing Monitoring Charts

Central New York RC&D has prepared the 2014 version of its grazing monitoring charts. These and other resources are available at their website.