Raising Dairy Replacements:Pasture Management

Dairy October 15, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

Pasture Management is a chapter from the book Raising Dairy Replacements.


Producers often choose to manage heifers in a pasture-based system. Pasture-based systems can range from continuous grazing, where one pasture is used for the whole summer, to intensive, rotational grazing, where heifers are moved to new forages daily. Heifer raisers need to assess labor, facility, and management resources to determine what pasture system works best for their operation.

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Tranel, Larry. 2003. Pasture Management. In:Raising Dairy Replacements. Hoffman, Patrick C. and Rhonda Plourd eds. Midwest Plan Service:Ames, Iowa.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.