Creative Application of Grazing Science: Keynote at the Maine Grazing Conference

As part of the background research for her upcoming 2016 book, The Art and Science of Grazing,  Sarah toured a series of grass-based farms in the US and Europe. This session will discuss how the core principals of good grazing management–including careful planning, observation and monitoring–are being applied in very unique ways on different farms in different climates and regions using creative application of grazing system design, infrastructure, stocking densities, and plant species selection.  We will discuss how best to care for the pasture plants and soils, while also maximizing pasture dry matter intake for the herd or flock, to allow improved animal performance and well-being, build soil health, and make steady improvements in pasture quality and productivity.