Improving Weight Gain in Goats Grazing Cover Crops

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2015: $29,755.00
Projected End Date: 06/30/2017
Grant Recipient: Lincoln University Cooperative Extension-Innovative Small Farmers Outreach Program
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Coordinator:
Susan Jaster
Lincoln University Cooperative Extension-Innovative Small Farmers Outreach Program
Description:
Cover crops can improve soil health and goats will eat them. We grazed goats on cover crops to improve weight gain during high and low temperatures as a way to lower feed costs during weather stress. Cover crops did improve soil health and weight gain in goats but the best part is that it nearly doubled our days of grazing on the same space.
Type:
Conference/Presentation Material
File:
Author:
Susan Jaster, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension ISFOP
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
Ordering info:
Susan Jaster
jasters@lincolnU.edu
Lincoln University of Missouri Cooperative Extension- Innovative Small Farmers Outreach Program
816-589-4725
Cost: $0.00
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.