Pasture fallowing

Pasture plant cover and seed bank composition on a Maryland farm after fallowing
Dr. Sarah Goslee, USDA ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research
 Unit

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Background

Pasture fallowing is the practice of leaving pastures ungrazed for a period to encourage grass reseeding and increase pasture diversity. This …

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Integrated Farming Systems

Integrated Farming Systems Research: Developing Profitable and Environmentally Sound Farming Systems for Animal Production
Dr. Alan Rotz, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit

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More Sustainable Farms are Needed

Dairy and beef farms are major contributors to the economy of the northeast region. Increasing production …

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NEPC 2013 Annual Meeting: Grain Supplementation

Brent Beidler, Beidler Family Farm, Randolph Center, VT was to make the last presentation for the session, Grain Supplementation Economics and Strategies for Pastured Dairy Cows. However, due to the weather he was unable to attend in person and our attempts to schedule him to use the speaker phone Thursday …

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NEPC 2013 Annual Meeting: Decision-Making Economics

Jennifer Colby, Program Coordinator of the Vermont Pasture Network at UVM, Colchester, took the floor to wrap up the
Developing Economic and Energy Tools to Aid Farmer Decision-Making session.

She gave some history on dairy farm economics. Agricultural economists have looked at these economic indicators:

  • Debt to asset ratio (Karszes …
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