Low input pasture renovation through multi species intensive grazing

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $5,431.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2012
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
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  • Agronomic: general hay and forage crops, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animals: poultry, goats, sheep


  • Animal Production: grazing management, grazing - multispecies, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, grazing - rotational, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling, tissue analysis
  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Production Systems: integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: soil analysis, soil chemistry, organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    Low input renovation of a long fallow pasture by intensively grazing feeder lambs and goat kids as well as pastured poultry. Document improvement in forage quality gained with no other inputs.

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