PA Dairy Apprenticeship

On June 11, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry approved Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship to become a formal apprenticeship program for aspiring pastured dairy farmers in the state.

Founded by dairy farmers in Wisconsin, Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship was the first nationally registered farming apprenticeship in the country and is now …

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Scaling up pasture meat

Raising animals outdoors on deep-rooted, perennial pastures can have significant benefits for the environment, animal welfare, and human health.

Yet, today, pastured meat remains a niche market. It’s estimated that less than 5% of the 32 million beef cattle, 5% of the 121 million hogs, and 0.01% of …

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Conservation dairy farming

If the majority of dairy farms in Pennsylvania fully adopt conservation best-management practices, the state may be able to achieve its total maximum daily load water-quality target for the Chesapeake Bay, according to researchers.

That is the conclusion of a novel assessment of the simulated effects of implementing a conservation …

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Rotational Grazing for Horse Farms

Penn State Extension writes:

Rotational grazing can provide more feed for your horses than continuous grazing- but only if you know how to do it right.

Most farm managers have heard the term ‘rotational grazing’ and have a vague idea of what it means. When used correctly, rotational grazing is …

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