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Growing the Pasture-Grazed Dairy Sector in Wisconsin
Growing the Pasture-Grazed Dairy Sector in Wisconsin is the summary report of a team of researchers, dairy farmers and chefs who conducted a comprehensive investigation of the chemical and physical properties of pasture-based milk when made into cheese, butter or other products. The group, led by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, also explored the production, marketing and positioning of pasture-based dairy products, to help dairy farmers earn premium prices from them. As Wisconsin's dairy industry struggles to compete with other U.S. regions in high-volume, confinement-based milk production, an emerging opportunity lies in value-added artisan products and pasture-based dairies.
This 13-minute video, From Pasture to Plate, summarizes the group's research on the potential of grass-based dairy products in Wisconsin.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) LNC08-303, Working with Dairy Farmers, Processors and Chefs to Build a Market for Grass-Fed Milk.
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