Evaluating Forage Quality and Yield in Pastures in the Shenandoah Valley

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1997: $2,753.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1997
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $2,679.00
Region: Northeast
State: West Virginia
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: clovers, medics/alfalfa
  • Animals: bovine
  • Animal Products: meat


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, grazing management, rangeland/pasture management
  • Soil Management: soil quality/health

    Proposal summary:

    Bill Grantham, will work with other livestock producers to determine the rate of growth and forage quality of their pastures. The farmers, who are transitioning to pasture-based operations, have found that data from similar studies in New York is unusable because of the higher temperatures of the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

    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.