Innovative Livestock Systems III

Innovative Livestock Systems III

Innovative Livestock Systems III

A Midwest Homecoming Conference Session

Individual presentations from the Innovative Livestock Systems III session were:

I. Midwest Dairy Programs

Compare a range of environmental policies and programs available to dairy farmers in the Midwest, such as certified organic, certified biodynamic, holistic management, state soil and water programs, Farm Alliance-certified and permit requirements for a Confined Animal Feeding Operation. 
Mrill Ingram, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 II. Renovating Pasture and Hayfields

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Learn about the experiences of a dairy farmer who made pasture and hay field improvements, such no-till establishment, new varieties and species such as kura clover and side-by-side comparisons of alfalfa and clover. 
Jim Isleib, Michigan State University Extension

 III. Beef Grazing Systems on Highly Erodible Land
Learn more about fencing, watering systems, and pasture species management for sustainable beef production on highly erodible marginal land, as demonstrated by the Southern Iowa Forage and Livestock Committee. 
Brian C. Peterson, USDA NRCS

 IV. Keeping the Cattle in Corn even during the Winter Storm

Share the experiences of farmers who feed their livestock outdoors all year long, despite the elements, focusing on water availability and wind protection in winter. 
Donald Struxness, beef producer, Milan, Minn.

This session was part of the national SARE conference A Midwest Homecoming, held August 15-17, 2006 in Oconomowoc, Wisc.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.