Dairies Utilizing High Stock Density Grazing in the Northeast

Posted: October 10, 2013

PACAA member, Mena Hautau, presented information from her dairy program at Galaxy IV Conference in Pittsburgh in September.
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High density stock grazing (i.e. mob grazing) is a practice that is being evaluated and used by experienced and new grazing dairy farmers. We have since learned that most dairy farmers call mob grazing, “high density stock grazing" (HDSG). The cattle are grazing pastures higher and leaving higher grass residuals, while the farmers are still striving for high quality forage.

High density stock grazing is a very new practice in dairy production and the study captures some of the ground-level practices of the innovative farm families. There is very little research-based information for farmers, extension personnel and conservation professionals to use.  Click on poster for more information.