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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

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.

Evening grazing

Grazing few hours during the afternoon and evening Dr. Kathy Soder, USDA ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit full report (PDF) Facts Cattle concentrate grazing during the afternoon and evening. Pasture presents the highest sugar, digestibility and less … Continue reading

Pasture Seed Banks

Pasture Seed Banks Dr. Matt Sanderson, USDA ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit full report (PDF) What is a Seed Bank? It is a reserve of dormant seeds in the soil that enables some types of plants to … Continue reading