Welcome

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.

The NEPC annual meeting in 2015 will be on March 11-12, 2015 in Morgantown, WV. The January newsletter has all the information about registration and hotel. Complete information on submitting poster presentations is now available.

Recent Updates

NEPC 2014: Parasite control

At 10:00 AM, the last technical session Control of Parasites in Pastured Small Ruminant Livestock through Integrated Use of Pasture Management, Botanicals, and Pharmaceuticals began. Ms. Diane Schivera, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, was the moderator. Dr. Tatiana Stanton, … Continue reading

NEPC 2014: Research needs

On February 5 at 8:00 AM, the Pasture-Based Farming Research Needs Discussion session began, moderated by Mr. Joe Hatton, Private Sector Co-Chair of the Northeast Pasture Consortium. Mr. Hatton had led the Private Sector Research Needs breakout session on Tuesday. … Continue reading

NEPC 2014: Producer showcase

The evening session was the Producer Showcase. This featured two pasture-based farm speakers. Ms. Melanie Barkley, Maple Hollow Farm and Penn State Extension Educator, was the first presenter. She presented Matching Sheep Genetics to On-Farm Pasture Resources. Maple Hollow Farm … Continue reading

NEPC 2014: Alternative forages

The final session of Tuesday afternoon was Birdsfoot Trefoil and Other Alternative Forages moderated by Mr. Donald Wild, Wild Acres Family Farm and King’s AgriSeeds, Inc. Dealer, Great Valley, NY. Dr. Ed Rayburn, Extension Specialist-Agronomy, West Virginia University, presented Birdsfoot … Continue reading

NEPC 2014: Poster session

Full poster abstracts Equine Pasture Management Equine Pasture Management and High Density Grazing Demonstration S. Parry(1), T. Martin(1), P. Vanderstappen(1), S. Truax(1), D. Ludwig(1), K. Soder(2), M. Rubano(2), D. Foulk(3), H. McKernan(3), A. Swinker(3) USDA-NRCS USDA-ARS Pennsylvania State University Profile … Continue reading