Effect of Different Grazing Systems on Dairy Goat Productivity

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2002: $3,635.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:


  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: general animal production

    Proposal summary:

    This project is a continuation of a previous grant, FNE01-369, which indicated that feeding browse to goats increases productivity compared to pasture alone. The goal is to see if the results hold up under another year of field conditions. The farmer will measure parasite loads and weight gain of kids on browse and pasture and analyze each forage type to learn their nutrient levels. Outreach will be through pasture walks and newsletter articles.

    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.