Grants and Contracts Details
Abstract Bale Grazing: A Practical, Low-Cost, and Environmentally-Sound Management Strategy to Winter Beef Cattle Bale grazing is an innovative conservation approach and low-cost winter feeding system for beef cattle. Compared with sacrifice lots and permanent feeding pads, bale grazing can lower machinery and labor costs, more efficiently cycle nutrients, and reduce soil loss and nutrient runoff. We will test this little-used approach on 66 participating farms in a 6-state region in eastern US for potential widespread benefits for beef cattle producers and the environment. The overall goal of this project is to increase adoption of bale grazing by beef cattle farmers in the Eastern US by demonstrating the practical, economic, and ecological benefits available through its proper implementation.
|Effective start/end date||3/1/22 → 2/7/27|
- Natural Resources Conservation Service: $2,281,844.00
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