New Dairy Farmers Go Against The Grain

New Dairy Farmers Go Against The Grain

New Dairy Farmers Go Against The Grain
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If you’ve never heard of the term dairy grazier, the first thing you need to know is that these farmers are not afraid to go against the grain.

As experienced dairy farmers age and retire they are passing on their knowledge to the next generation, and an innovative apprenticeship program is formalizing the process.

If you’ve never heard of the term dairy grazier, the first thing you need to know is that these farmers are not afraid to go against the grain.

During the 1980s and 90s, when most dairy producers began to confine their cows and switched from grass to a grain-based feeding system, others opted to up their grazing game instead. They looked to places like New Zealand, Austria, and the Netherlands for models and used managed (rotational) grazing to improve animal health, reduce costs, and build long-term productive capacity. Calling themselves graziers, they gathered in local networks to share ideas and learn from one another……….

READ MORE Source: New Dairy Farmers Go Against The Grain | National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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