Northwest PA Grazing Conference 2017

The 20th Annual Northwest Pennsylvania Grazing Conference was held March 16, 2017, in Clarion, PA. Keynote speaker Jim Gerrish spoke on “Getting the most out of your pastures,” and “Why you should be out of the hay business.” Aaron and Melissa Miller talked about “Economics of grass-fed beef,” and Jay …

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Carbon sequestration potential of agricultural systems

Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agricultural Systems

R. Howard Skinner USDA-ARS, University Park, PA

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Abstract

Through proper management, agricultural systems (cropland, pasture, and forest) have the ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and sequester it in soils and wood products. The carbon thus sequestered can help …

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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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