What does it take to succeed with 100% grass fed dairy production?

I will review the potential challenges to 100% grass fed dairy farming, along with the production practices needed in order to succeed.  I’ll be presenting some preliminary data from the SARE grass fed dairy research project, along with what I’ve learned about during the consulting work I’ve done with all forage fed dairy farms since the mid 1990s.  Grass fed dairy farming is one of the most challenging management systems, but can be done successfully with good management and a solid understanding of what it takes to make it work.

This session will be part of the workshop on the new grass fed certification standards.  Co taught with staff from NOFA NY Certification.


March 6, 2018, Syracuse NY Organic Dairy Conference