Alternative Feed Source Guide

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2002: $9,191.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:
Scott Bowdridge
Kelmscott Rare Breeds Foundation


  • Animals: bovine, goats, sheep, swine
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed formulation

    Proposal summary:

    The farmer has been exploring alternative, local feeds for livestock production, and the result has been a 20 percent drop in feed costs on his sheep farm. He will identify other sources of alternate feed, gather data on price and availability, test for nutritive value, and work with a consultant to determine how each feed might meet the needs of different kinds of livestock. The results of the project will be integrated into a workshop, be posted to his web site, and offered at producer meetings.

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