Brett Chedzoy
  • Male
  • Watkins Glen, NY
  • United States
Share

Brett Chedzoy's Friends

  • Tracey Coulter
  • Harrison Rhodes
  • Travis Meier
  • Russell Wallack
  • Center  For Agroforestry (UMCA)
  • Peter Lehning
  • Yi Wah Roberts
  • Mahra Parian
  • Nathan Smelser
  • Kable Thurlow
  • Philip Rutter
  • Zsolt Kardos
  • Brett Schuyler
  • Dig Gashinsky
  • Kaipo Dye

Brett Chedzoy's Discussions

What is Silvopasturing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edmund Brown Mar 5. 17 Replies

This topic probably should have been discussed at the forum’s inception in 2011, but better late than never :) Two recent articles in the February, 2018 Stockman Grass Farmer covered many good…Continue

"Slash Walls" and innovative forest regeneration strategies - potential applications for silvopastures?

Started Feb 7 0 Replies

The link below is for a blog on the Cornell forestry forum related to using logging debris (slash) for exclusionary fences to protect forest regeneration from deer pressure (or livestock pressure). …Continue

Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 16, 2017. 3 Replies

Posting the presentations here in the order they were givenContinue

The Grassfed Exchange Conference

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 11. 6 Replies

Some of you will be heading to the Grassfed Exchange Conference later this week in Albany.  This national conference dedicated to pasture-based livestock production will have a record attendance of…Continue

Gifts Received

Gift

Brett Chedzoy has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Brett Chedzoy's Page

Latest Activity

Brett Chedzoy commented on Érico de Sá Petit Lobão's event Third International Meeting for Productive Conservation
"me encantaria ir!"
Jul 12
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion The Grassfed Exchange Conference
"I recently noticed that the presentations from the 2017 Grassfed Exchange Conference are now on their youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmsBRbUHWYwHUwaTwIppaEg (and also on their website:https://grassfedexchange.com/videos)  …"
Jun 11
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Role of Silvopasturing in "Saving the Planet"
"When I began investigating how to capture carbon dioxide to fight climate change a decade ago, I had no way of knowing which tool would have the greatest potential. Years later, in 2015, when the environmentalist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken hired…"
Jun 7
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Role of Silvopasturing in "Saving the Planet"
"The second story (too long to copy, but worth a read): http://quillette.com/2018/04/05/case-sustainable-meat/"
May 9
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Role of Silvopasturing in "Saving the Planet"
"A couple of recent articles below that have come across my inbox.  My intent isn't to start a debate on the political angles of these topics, but rather show the value in creating more sustainable grazing operations in our own…"
May 9
Alisande Cunningham liked Brett Chedzoy's discussion What is Silvopasturing?
Apr 23
Rayan Horswill Tees liked Brett Chedzoy's discussion What is Silvopasturing?
Mar 23
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Managing Livestock Density and Impact in Silvopastures
"Here's a picture of the cows standing in the same spot as the first two pictures above.  A bit trampled down and weedy-looking, but good veg cover."
Mar 23
Gideon Hall commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Managing Livestock Density and Impact in Silvopastures
"very good news, thank you :)"
Mar 21
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Managing Livestock Density and Impact in Silvopastures
"the speed of recovery for bale-grazed areas depends on the amount of wear and tear.  As long as we don't make too much soupy mud (grass plants roots are destroyed), the areas quickly bounce back in the spring."
Mar 21
Gideon Hall commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Managing Livestock Density and Impact in Silvopastures
"how fast does the pasture recover in the spring/summer do you seed for grass? any new photos from the new season? thanks :)"
Mar 20
Brett Chedzoy and Kable Thurlow are now friends
Mar 15
Brett Chedzoy posted an event

Pasture Management Schools with Sarah Flack at New York

May 2, 2018 to May 3, 2018
Upper Susquehanna Coalition Pasture Management Schools Announced for May 2nd & 3rd, 2018 Featuring nationally renowned, pasture consultant, farmer and author, Sarah Flack Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 in Steuben County at Greg Halich Farm, 6962 CR 2, Addison, NY 14801 and John Burns, 8475 Morgan Creek Road, Lindley, NY 14858.  Please arrive at the Halich Farm by 9:30 am for registration. Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 in Chenango County at Allen Troyer Family Organic Dairy Farm, 583 County Rt. 36…See More
Mar 9
Peter Lehning liked Brett Chedzoy's blog post Managing Livestock Density and Impact in Silvopastures
Mar 8
Edmund Brown replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion What is Silvopasturing?
"I really want to read that book you cite, Roy! I recently re-read Meat a Benign Extravagance by Simon Fairlie and he draws heavily from Vera's work in one of the chapters. Amazon has Grazing Ecology and Forest History, but it is…"
Mar 5
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion What is Silvopasturing?
"so europeanesque anyone for "gladegrazing"?"
Mar 2

Profile Information

State where you live or work?
NY
County where you live or work?
Schuyler
What is your occupation relative to silvopasture? (for example, owner/producer, extension specialist, agency specialist, etc.)
extension educator and silvopastoralist

Brett Chedzoy's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Brett Chedzoy's Blog

Managing Livestock Density and Impact in Silvopastures

Posted on January 26, 2018 at 9:30pm 8 Comments

Even before commercially thinning ~80 acres of the woods on our farm, I had come to appreciate the challenges of controlling the vegetative response to letting in more sunlight. 

In open pastures, the grazier can readily mow, spray or even till and re-seed to deal with noxious weeds and invasive brush. But livestock impact is often the only practical tool for managing vegetation in tree-covered silvopastures.  Consequently, silvopasturing relies on intensive rotation of higher…

Continue

What We Can Learn From Silvopasturing in Other Corners of the World

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 2:40pm 3 Comments

This forum unintentionally drew an initial concentration of members from the northeastern US, though many folks have since joined from other parts of the country and globe (welcome!).  Silvopasturing practices certainly need to be customized to the local area and situation, but the principals remain largely the same no matter where working trees and livestock are raised together in a sustainable manner. 

In hopes of broadening discussions, participation and what we can learn from…

Continue

Silvopasture Development Progress at Angus Glen Farms

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 1:00pm 7 Comments

I've had the best of intentions to be more active on this forum this summer to share my thoughts and experiences with a recent "low grade" timber harvest at our farm to promote silvopasture development.  The harvest wrapped-up a few weeks ago, and I just returned from quick trip to Argentina.  With that behind me, it's time to get some pictures and storied up about the project.  But first, as a bit of background, I've pasted below an article that I was asked to write for the current edition…

Continue

Silvopasturing at the Stone Barns Center

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

Peter and I recently had the opportunity to present a day-long workshop on silvopasturing at the Stone Barns Center in the lower Hudson Valley.  The Stone Barns Center (www.stonebarnscenter.org) is located on the former Rockefeller dairy farm, and today serves as a showcase of "sustainable food systems". …

Continue

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 10:12pm on February 29, 2012, Darren Bender-Beauregard said…

Brett, I just found this site from your producer profile in the latest SGF.  I am very interested in any details you'd care to share of your silvopasture use in a beef operation.  I am just starting a grassfed beef operation on 250 acres and just got my started herd.  They are linebred, old-type black angus, largely Octoraro and Wye, but some others in the background too.  Got them from a guy named Larry Sansom in KY.  I'm also curious how you like your Octoraro and Wye angus stock--seemed like a good way to go but it's always good to hear someone else's experiences!

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

-Darren

At 4:42pm on November 30, 2015, Ricardo Zachrisson C. said…

Hello Brett, you  indicated about an international silvopasture program, could you please advise.

Rgs,

Ricardo

At 11:44am on December 1, 2015, Brett Chedzoy said…

Hi Ricardo

I think you're referring to the blog that I started a couple months back asking for more "stories" from other members on their silvopasture experiences and projects in other parts of the US and world?

You need to be a member of silvopasture to add comments!

Join silvopasture

 
 
 

Forum

Good to be back!

Started by Keith Ohlinger Jun 27. 0 Replies

Hi All:im glad to be back on here.  We changed our email provider a while back and I had to start again.  The farm is going well.  I just picked up the new book “Silvopasture” by Steve Gabriel.  I’m…Continue

The Grassfed Exchange Conference

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 11. 6 Replies

Some of you will be heading to the Grassfed Exchange Conference later this week in Albany.  This national conference dedicated to pasture-based livestock production will have a record attendance of…Continue

Role of Silvopasturing in "Saving the Planet"

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 7. 4 Replies

Thanks to Erica Campbell from Senator Sander's office for sharing with our "Northeast Silvopasture Initiative" group...Silvopasture is listed as a TOP TEN solution to climate change, according Paul…Continue

Tree leaf livestock fodder as component of silcvopasture systems

Started by Shana Hanson Apr 15. 0 Replies

I was honored to present at Agroforesterie Francais' Colloque Trognes this winter. Proceedings should be published soon. Many inspiring overviews of traditional silvopasture systems involving…Continue

Members

© 2018   Created by Peter Smallidge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service