General Grazing

 

Management is the key to productive pastures, healthy animals, and maximized profits. Grazing livestock on pasture can be an effective way to improve your pastures, animals, and bottom-line – but it must be done properly. The resources below provide information on starting and maintaining a pasture system. Our goal is to provide you with the best, most up to date, information about grazing – please let us know if any of the links below are not working and we will update the page as soon as possible

 

Overview:

Grazing Systems Planning Guide, University of Minnesota Extension Service
A Brief Overview Of Nutrient Cycling in Pastures, ATTRA
Pasture, Rangeland and Grazing Management,
ATTRA
Pasture: Sustainable Management, ATTRA
Pasture Plant Guide, USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Starting a Pasture System:

Integrating Livestock and Crops: Improving Soil, Solving Problems, Increasing Income, ATTRA
Irrigated Pastures: Setting Up an Intensive Grazing System That Works, ATTRA

Rotational Grazing:

Converting Cropland to Perennial Grassland, ATTRA
Multispecies Grazing
, ATTRA
Paddock Design, Fencing, and Water Systems for Controlled Grazing (Summary), ATTRA
Rotational Grazing, ATTRA
Pastures for Profit: a Guide to Rotational Grazing, University of Wisconsin Extension
Pumping Water from Remote Locations for Livestock Watering – Virginia Cooperative Extension
Livestock Water Solutions for Your Pasture Rotation – Grass-Fed Solutions
Video: Intensive Rotational Grazing, Grazing Days
Video: Farm Layout for Prescribed Grazing
Video: Prescribed Grazing and Planting Pastures, SC NRCS

Silvopasture:

Silvopasture Notes, National Agroforestry Center
Working Trees for Livestock, National Agroforestry Center
Working Trees: Silvopasture, National Agroforestry Center

Other:

Managed Grazing in Riparian Areas, ATTRA
Ruminant Nutrition for Graziers, ATTRA
Video: Soil Health and Production Benefits of MOB Grazing, USDA NRCS East Tech Center
Video: Winter Grazing – A Better Way to Feed, USDA NRCS East Tech Center
Videos: Appalachian Grazing Conference
Video: Grazing, Soil Health, and Economics
External Websites:

Delaware Valley College
PA Association of Conservation Districts (PACD)
PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)
PA Department of Agriculture
PA Farm Bureau
PA Game Commission
PA Livestock Association
PA State Grange
PA Natural Resource Conservation Service
PennState College of Agricultural Sciences
PennState Agriculture and Environment Center
PennState Extension
National Grazing Lands Coalition (NatGLC)
Northeast Pasture Consortium
ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture
NRCS – National Range and Pasture Handbook
USDA Best Management Practices