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Options for Rotational Grazing/Grass-based Dairy Systems

Project Period:

1 year 1994-09-01 - 1995-09-01

Principal Investigator:

Bryan Petrucci, CAE, and Shelburne Farms, Vermont

CAE helped plan the first conference on rotational grazing in September 1994. A follow-up conference was held in 1995 to obtain input from farmers in comparing the costs of grass-based and conventional dairies. The conference participants concluded that grass-based dairy systems may offer an economically and environmentally viable alternative for farmers near residential subdivisions, wildlife refuges or wetlands and streams.

Workshop and background materials for participants. The grass-based farming work later merged with the donation of Cove Mountain Farm into AFT’s Farm Division.

American Farmland Trust