About the Webinar
Winter feed is a livestock farmer's biggest expense. Extending the grazing season using stockpiling can cut those costs by 20% or more. Stockpiling forage is a practice that allows pastures to grow for use at a later time, typically to extend the grazing season into the early winter months. In this webinar, Laura Paine will describe how best to stockpile forages, including forage species that do well under this practice, when to start stockpiling, and other management considerations.
About the Presenter
Laura Paine is a Grazing and Organic Agriculture Specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. There she helps develop markets for organic and grass-fed products. Laura has nearly 20 years experience conducting grazing research and education at University of Wisconsin and UW Extension. She has served on several organic and grazier advisory councils and teams including the GrassWorks, a farmer-led pasture group, and the Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council. She and her husband raise grass-fed beef on their farm near Columbus, Wisconsin.
Slides from the Webinar are available here as a pdf file.
Article by Laura Paine: Extending the Grazing Season with Stockpiling. (Note: this article has not been reviewed by eOrganic for NOP certification compliance).
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Title: Stockpiling Forages to Extend the Grazing Season on Your Organic Dairy
Date of live event: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM ET
This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.