Project ID

E2009-14

Abstract

Grazing livestock historically has been an important part of Iowa agriculture. With land and crop prices at all-time highs, grass-based enterprises are challenged to compete financially. This educational program was designed to help beginning and transitioning producers who want to establish economically and environmentally successful grazing operations.

Key Question

Is there a usable grazing system that can improve pasture and hay productivity in order to control input costs and improve their bottom line?

Findings

To address this challenge, the Greenhorn Grazing team included presentation topics that discussed alternatives focused on improving forage productivity--with the intent of lowering feed and input costs, improving unit production, and therefore improving cost competitiveness.

Principal Investigator(s)

Byron Leu

Year of Grant Completion

2013

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