Effect of Different Grazing Systems on Dairy Goat Productivity

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2001: $3,700.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2001
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $3,725.00
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:


  • Additional Plants: native plants
  • Animals: goats
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, grazing - multispecies, grazing - rotational
  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer, networking, on-farm/ranch research

    Proposal summary:

    Grazing for cattle and sheep is not well suited to goats, and little has been done on managed intensive grazing for dairy goats. The farmer will compare two different grazing systems, their effect of milk production and health, and the protein and butterfat amounts under different rotational systems.

    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.