Matching livestock numbers to land base to increase farm income – Workshop at the NY Organic Dairy Conference

This workshop will cover ideas on how to determine what the ideal herd size or stocking rate is for your organic dairy farm, and how to tie that information into cash flow projections and business planning.  We will look at how setting different pasture dry matter intake goals or adjusting the type of grazing system can change how many cows the farm can support, and what the cost of production will be.  This session will include examples to look at how to do paddock size calculations and acreage calculations for several scenarios including: fixed rotational grazing systems, intensive grazing systems, grazing systems for 100% grassfed dairy production as well as lower dry matter intake grazing systems designed to work with robotic milkers.

March 6, 2018, Syracuse NY Organic Dairy Conference