Managed Intensive Grazing

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1999: $8,041.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $8,228.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: pasture fertility, pasture renovation, range improvement, grazing - rotational, watering systems
  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer
  • Soil Management: soil quality/health

    Proposal summary:

    This application is for a SEED grant to help a group of farmers establish intensive rotational grazing on their farms and/or help farmers who have a rotational grazing system to improve their management of their systems to sustain profitability and reduce potential non-profit pollution. Our objectives are 1) to help farmers understand the benefits of rotational grazing management and determine if the system is appropriate for their operation. 2) to help farmers establish rotational grazing systems and to help those with existing systems to improve their management of those systems and sustain their profitability. 3) To help farmers analyze the effects of rotational grazing on the profitability of their operation. 4) To help farmers reduce their potential impact on the environment.

    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.