Mob Grazing Research

Dennis Hancock, University of Georgia, summarized recent scientific research on mob grazing for Progressive Forage Grower, reprinted in On Pasture. While there are still unanswered questions, research to date has shown that in some cases, heavy but brief stocking can reduce forage quality and animal performance, and may not be …

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Grazing and No-Tillage System

This PA NRCS video produced by Sjoerd Duiker and made possible through a USDA Conservation Innovation Grant, features NW Grazing Specialist Tim Elder and PA GLC Board member/farming innovator Russ Wilson.

The video describes a project in northwestern Pennsylvania. The farmer is using three species of grazing animals and …

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Forage Brassicas

Full report with figures and tables

Dr. Kathy Soder, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802.

Forage Brassicas are annuals that can be utilized as pasture during the spring, summer, and fall grazing seasons. Forage brassicas include varieties of rapeseed (rape), radish, turnip, swede …

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Ruminant Reality: Diet, Human Health and the Environment

Dr. Peter Ballerstedt earned his bachelors degree at the University of Kentucky and his graduate degree at Oregon State University. He has an extensive background in forage production, utilisation and forage-based livestock production systems and was the forage extension specialist at Oregon State University from 1986 until 1992.

Peter’s …

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