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Busy fall in the silvopasture world

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joshua Greene Jan 2. 1 Reply

Hopefully some of you have found the time to attend either the "SilvoPro" training this week in PA or maybe even the International Agroforestry Conference in Ireland.  Look forward to some updates…Continue

Intern sought for ensiled tree foliage research project at 3 Streams Farm in Belfast, Maine

Started Jul 3, 2023 0 Replies

Posted at the request of Shana Hanson:Working guests invited, and a paid helper would also be welcome, for innovative SARE FNE22-013 tree and shrub leaf harvest along field edges, mostly at MOFGA in…Continue

Biochar by-products from silvopasture thinnings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 5, 2023. 6 Replies

In 2020, a local grazier friend did an intensive thinning on 70 acres of mature woods to create silvopasture.  Learning from other's past mistakes (including mine) of leaving too much logging debris…Continue

Silvopasturing Webinar for the Northern New York Hay & Pasture School

Started Apr 24, 2023 0 Replies

On March 16th, 2023 I had the opportunity to present at the annual "NNY Hay & Pasture School".  A recording of the presentation is available here: …Continue

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Woodland Stewards Silvopasture webinar series at webinar

January 30, 2024 at 1pm to March 5, 2024 at 2pm
The Woodland Stewards kicks off the 2024 season with a free 6-week webinar series on silvopasturing every Tuesday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST starting January 30th.  Details available here:  Woodland Stewards Regional Landowner Education Webinar Series — The Webinar Portal (forestrywebinars.net)See More
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Joshua Greene replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Busy fall in the silvopasture world
"Thanks for these updates, Brett.  I look forward to voting if I ever get a chance to attend the Silvopasturing Congress in South America. :) Here's a little write-up of our SilvoPro training that was held in November in Pennsylvania.…"
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"Brett just wanted to give you a follow up on my progress. I have dismantled my brush piles into slash surrounding some clearings I wanted to grow some grass. Summer was too hot and dry in Texas so I didn't get much accomplished. Well now I have…"
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Busy fall in the silvopasture world

Hopefully some of you have found the time to attend either the "SilvoPro" training this week in PA or maybe even the International Agroforestry Conference in Ireland.  Look forward to some updates from anyone who made it.  And thank you, Harry, for posting some news from the recent International Silvopasturing Congress in Argentina & Uruguay.  That would have been worth the trip just for the beef & wine!One recent event that didn't get posted here was the "Silvopasture for…See More
Nov 15, 2023
Brett Chedzoy replied to jackie milne's discussion Feed values for fodder trees
"An update on Shana's project to mechanize foliage harvesting: file:///C:/Users/bjc226/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/WSNV5NFV/article_popover_share.pdf"
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Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium at Cornell University

October 27, 2023 to October 29, 2023
The annual Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium offers three days of the latest information for successful small ruminant management.  For full details, visit: https://blogs.cornell.edu/goats/See More
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Intern sought for ensiled tree foliage research project at 3 Streams Farm in Belfast, Maine

Posted at the request of Shana Hanson:Working guests invited, and a paid helper would also be welcome, for innovative SARE FNE22-013 tree and shrub leaf harvest along field edges, mostly at MOFGA in Unity, Maine.  Skill with chainsaw and pole chainsaw is helpful, but not required.   The new leaf separator machine makes aromatic tree silages for cattle, sheep and goats, from leafy brush.  Bare branches come out the other side, where a chipper could be placed to receive them (does anyone have a…See More
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"Writer H Conley did a nice job of wrapping a lot of good stuff into a story that will help spread the good word of silvopasturing to the masses.  The cute calf pics are a plus!"
Jun 23, 2023
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NY
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Schuyler
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extension educator and silvopastoralist

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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…

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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…

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Silvopasture Development Progress at Angus Glen Farms

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 1:00pm 11 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…

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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". …

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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?

At 10:35am on November 21, 2019, Scott Johnson said…

Hi Brett,
Thanks! Unfortunately the town council said "no" to our proposal:

https://lowtechinstitute.org/2018/10/01/proposal-for-community-flock/

They cited worries about cars hitting the sheep if they got out, but I think it was political (the person with the mowing contract has connections to the council).

Scott

At 7:06am on November 20, 2023, Mark E. Kunnemann said…

Brett just wanted to give you a follow up on my progress. I have dismantled my brush piles into slash surrounding some clearings I wanted to grow some grass. Summer was too hot and dry in Texas so I didn't get much accomplished. Well now I have finished and planted some ryegrass which is coming up nicely. Spring hope to plant bahia seed or bermuda. I can't thank you enough for your suggestion and I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving. Also burn ban lifted last week so smaller brush piles were set which has improved the look of the property.

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Busy fall in the silvopasture world

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Joshua Greene Jan 2. 1 Reply

Hopefully some of you have found the time to attend either the "SilvoPro" training this week in PA or maybe even the International Agroforestry Conference in Ireland.  Look forward to some updates…Continue

Feed values for fodder trees

Started by jackie milne. Last reply by Shana Hanson Oct 31, 2023. 10 Replies

Hello everyone!We live in northern Canada, we have Aspen, birch, popular, willows and various wild roses and berry shrubs as well as white and black spruce mainly some pine. What I have been trying…Continue

using animal units and AU equivalents to estimate dry matter demand in silvopasture

Started by Gabe Smith Oct 26, 2023. 0 Replies

I thought of posting this in the discussion about tree fodder feed value as it has a lot of influence on this.I am working on a silvopasture that is about 6-7 acres, with the ability to set up any…Continue

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International Agroforestry Conference November 16th and 17th, Co.Cork, Ireland

Started by Maureen Kilgore Oct 6, 2023. 0 Replies

The Irish Agroforestry Forum are delighted to be hosting an International Agroforestry Conference on Farmer-led Climate Adaptation and Mitigation on Thursday, November 16th and Friday 17th, 2023 in…Continue

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