Examining pasture-based dairy systems to optimize profitability environmental impact, animal health and milk quality

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2003: $226,903.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: Southern
State: North Carolina
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Steven Washburn
North Carolina State University

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, rye, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: parasite control, feed rations, manure management, pasture fertility, grazing - rotational, winter forage, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, networking, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, agricultural finance, whole farm planning
  • Pest Management: integrated pest management, traps
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, sustainability measures
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