Dairy Grazing Discussions
This series of lunch meetings will cover a wide variety of topics, guided by material from "The Art and Science of Grazing." Participants are encouraged to read book chapters beforehand. The facilitator will provide handouts and guide discussion. Book and meal purchases are the responsibility of the participant.
Meetings will be held at Valley Dairy in Latrobe, PA, beginning at 11 a.m. and concluding by 1 p.m.
Topics for discussion will be:
- January 25 - Introduction, Benefits to Good Pasture Management, Grazing Systems
- March 15 - Forage Selection, Planting
- May 3 - Soil Health, Pasture Maintenance
- June 21 - Animal Nutrition, Grazing Behavior
- July 19 - Animal Health, Grass Only Systems
- November 15 - Grazing System Design, Grazing Math
- December 13 - Putting It All Together, Monitoring & Testing
Primarily for dairy producers interested in grazing management
A foundational overview of effective grazing management for dairy operations, strategies that help improve performance, and things that have been learned by other grazers in the region
Richard S. Adams, Thomas R. McCarty, Lawrence J. Hutchinson
Virginia A. Ishler, David R. Wolfgang, VMD, MPH DABVP-Dairy, Dave Griswold, Bruno Martin