2017 Appalachian Grazing Conference

The presentations from the 2017 Appalachian Grazing Conference are now viewable online.

Topics include:

  • Can fat be healthy?
  • Evaluating the cost of lime
  • Beyond grandfather’s grasses
  • Alternative watering systems for livestock
  • The future of grazing
  • Soil health in pastures
  • Risk management in livestock production
  • Pasture quality for pasture finished …
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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 grazing”, is characterized by:

  • high stocking density (units bodyweight …
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Evening grazing

Grazing few hours during the afternoon and evening
Dr. Kathy Soder, USDA ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit


  • Cattle concentrate grazing during the afternoon and evening.
  • Pasture presents the highest sugar, digestibility and less fiber concentrations in the afternoon and evening.
  • Afternoon pasture allocations increases duration and …
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