Grass-based dairying, utilizing a rotational grazing system, provides an aternative for family farmers to maximize income and lower costs.
Objective: To demonstrate why rotational grazing of dairy cattle is more efficient than dry-lot methods.
Existing grass pastures wre renovated by frost-seeding legumes. Warm-season annuals were seeded for summer grazing, and fencing was installed for a rotational grazing system.
Results: Seeding and fencing was completed. Due to unforeseen circumstances, only limited grazing was conducted in 1998. The project will be extended to gather additional data.