Grazing Guide

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 information by state and by topic, extension information, upcoming events, photos and even videos of interest to anyone involved with grazing livestock in our region and beyond.


Our annual conference and meeting in 2017 will be at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Hagerstown, MD on March 2 and 3. We will be partnering with the Maryland Cattlemen’s Association to combine our Conference with their Maryland Hay & Pasture Conference. The theme of our Conference in 2017 is: “From Pasture to Table - Grass-Fed Livestock Production of Meat and Milk and Its Preparation - Their Effects on Fatty Acid Composition and Human Health.”

Poster submissions are being accepted now. Poster titles are due by February 10, and abstracts by February 24. Details here.

The January 2017 newsletter has the complete program for the 2017 annual meeting, as well as information on lesser known fatty acids, fat soluble vitamins A and E, a protein, and enzymes that are abundant in grass-fed meat or milk products. This newsletter was updated with the latest meeting information on Feb. 8.

The September 2016 newsletter contains details on the 2017 annual meeting. This issue of the newsletter highlights fatty acids in meat and milk, recaps a recent pasture walk, and covers other topics of interest.