Jonathan Bates
Share

Jonathan Bates's Discussions

Anyone else seeding forages into pasture round bale leftovers

Started Dec 17, 2019 0 Replies

Thought I'd share this video I just uploaded about my silvopasture forage establishment trials in Brooktondale, NY. Enjoy!…Continue

Who has experience with Empress Tree?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Akos Bodnar Jul 2, 2019. 13 Replies

Hello folks,I'm doing research for the possibility of growing this tree as a silvopasture crop, mostly for intensive silvopasture forage for sheep and beef cattle in New York. Many other temperate…Continue

Tags: beef, cattle, new, york, sheep

Gifts Received

Gift

Jonathan Bates has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Jonathan Bates's Page

Latest Activity

Sienna Valente-Blough commented on Jonathan Bates's blog post Tree Fodder Silage Experiment Video and Invitation for Comments
"This is super cool, thanks for sharing! I'm going to give this a tree with our trees as well for the goats!"
Sep 10
Jonathan Bates posted a blog post

Tree Fodder Silage Experiment Video and Invitation for Comments

Hey Folks. I wanted to share this video I made of an experiment ensiling tree and shrub species in a five gallon bucket. I was inspired by a Mexican Agave silage project, where they ensiled Agave leaves in five gallon buckets for a nutritious climate fighting solution using livestock and climate appropriate food producing polyculture systems. I foresee a time where it will be more expensive to use a tractor to make round bales, and silage for winter feed. I also foresee a time when more and…See More
Aug 31
Joe Connelly liked Jonathan Bates's blog post VIDEO: Agroforestry hightlighted at Cornell's NY Soil Health congratulations Steve Gabriel
Jan 17
Jonathan Bates posted a blog post
Jan 16
Jonathan Bates posted a blog post

Tree And Herb Silvopasture Forage Trial Establishment Round Bale Nursery

Thought I'd share this video I just uploaded about my silvopasture forage estabishment trials in Brooktondale, NY. Enjoy!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLBYGhssiIESee More
Dec 18, 2019
Jonathan Bates posted a discussion

Anyone else seeding forages into pasture round bale leftovers

Thought I'd share this video I just uploaded about my silvopasture forage establishment trials in Brooktondale, NY. Enjoy!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLBYGhssiIESee More
Dec 17, 2019
Dr. Akos Bodnar replied to Jonathan Bates's discussion Who has experience with Empress Tree?
"Yes, you right, but there is no much experiences about feeding P. leaves. Actually, I found only some related resources on the Internet and less scientific papers... So, we're planning to start a feeding trial with goats and sheep. As I can see…"
Jul 2, 2019
Jonathan Bates replied to Jonathan Bates's discussion Who has experience with Empress Tree?
"Thanks for sharing those resources. It is my experience that the cattle are not interested in the Paulownia leaves until they start to turn yellow at the end of summer. You mention feeding leaves in the fall in the Nutritive Value article... Do you…"
Jun 30, 2019
Jonathan Bates replied to Jonathan Bates's discussion Who has experience with Empress Tree?
"Hello Larry... The Paulownia picture of the goats is from a forage trial from North Carolina I believe, not my goats :) In some places Paulownia has naturalized yes, but it only seems to grow where there has been previous disturbance, and in the…"
Jun 30, 2019
Larry Ulfik replied to Jonathan Bates's discussion Who has experience with Empress Tree?
"Is the photo of your goats eating Paulownia?  From where did you get it?  Is it invasive?  My Finnsheep are unusual in that they like to eat invasives like barberry, switchgrass, hickory leaves and twigs, oak leaves and twigs, willow…"
Jun 30, 2019
Larry Ulfik liked Jonathan Bates's discussion Who has experience with Empress Tree?
Jun 30, 2019
Jonathan Bates replied to Jonathan Bates's discussion Who has experience with Empress Tree?
"Hello Dr. Akos Bodnar, Thanks for sharing those resources. It is my experience that the cattle are not interested in the Paulownia leaves until they start to turn yellow at the end of summer. You mention this in the Nutritive Value article... Do you…"
Jun 26, 2019
Dr. Akos Bodnar replied to Jonathan Bates's discussion Who has experience with Empress Tree?
"You can find here some additional…"
Jun 26, 2019
Jonathan Bates replied to Jonathan Bates's discussion Who has experience with Empress Tree?
"For those interested in utilizing Paulownia for feed for ruminants, although this paper is about rabbits, it seems that it could apply to other animals: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/9/3/95/pdf"
Jun 20, 2019

Profile Information

State where you live or work?
NY
County where you live or work?
Tompkins
What is your occupation relative to silvopasture? (for example, owner/producer, extension specialist, agency specialist, etc.)
consultant
Please describe, with two or three sentences, why you are interested in silvopasture. Your answer helps us ensure that only those people truly interested in silvopasture are added as members.
Good silvopasture design has the potential to energize a cascade of regeneration, manifesting true wealth for local economies, including clean water and food, healthy soil, increased biodiversity and good work. Conversion of tilled landscapes to intensive silvopasture has been shown to increase animal productivity and welfare while sequestering atmospheric carbon.

Jonathan Bates's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Jonathan Bates's Blog

Tree Fodder Silage Experiment Video and Invitation for Comments

Posted on August 31, 2020 at 1:27pm 1 Comment

Hey Folks. I wanted to share this video I made of an experiment ensiling tree and shrub species in a five gallon bucket. I was inspired by a Mexican Agave silage project, where they ensiled Agave leaves in five gallon buckets for a nutritious climate fighting solution using livestock and climate appropriate food producing polyculture systems. I foresee a time where it will be more expensive to use a tractor to make round bales, and silage for winter feed. I also foresee a time when more and…

Continue

Tree And Herb Silvopasture Forage Trial Establishment Round Bale Nursery

Posted on December 17, 2019 at 9:47pm 0 Comments

Thought I'd share this video I just uploaded about my silvopasture forage estabishment trials in Brooktondale, NY. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLBYGhssiIE

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 12:26pm on October 23, 2018, Emily Macdonald said…

I do not have experience with Paulownia but I'm very interested in the concept of growing/using trees for forage. I look forward to following your research. I am in SW Michigan in Zone 6a and am compiling a list of potential forage trees.

Tree prunings I have fed to my sheep (after checking for toxicity, of course) are autumn olive( this agressive plant is already growing here but is too invasive/agressive to plant as a forage tree, in my opinion), mulberry, apple, and poplar. All were relished by the animals.

I suppose some of the characteristics one looks for in  good forage trees are similar to what one would look for in selecting grasses, legumes and forbes(does it grow on my site, is it palatable, nutritional value, yield, tolerance of repeated harvest etc.) but what criteria are particular to selecting trees for forage?

What trees have been used historically for forage?

At 9:50am on April 16, 2020, James Pollard said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on (mrjamespollard@aol.com) for the full details.
Have a nice day
Thanks God bless.

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

Join silvopasture

 
 
 

Forum

Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Sep 29. 7 Replies

Posting the presentations here in the order they were givenContinue

Shade-tolerant forage seed species and sources?

Started by Ben Harris. Last reply by Ben Harris Sep 29. 14 Replies

As I thin some woods and open up some edge lines, I'm hoping to seed some perennial shade-tolerant forages. I'm mainly focused on wildlife at this point (I don't yet own livestock), and hope to get…Continue

Hedgerows and windbreaks: The paddocks edges.

Started by Joanne Vaughn Sep 16. 0 Replies

As we developed our plan we considered what to do about paddock edges.  Hedgerows, windbreaks came to mind. Can't have an inside without a boundary condition.Is there a list of plants which are safe…Continue

Online International Congress on Beef Cattle

Started by Érico de Sá Petit Lobão. Last reply by Érico de Sá Petit Lobão Sep 10. 1 Reply

The International Online Congress on Beef Cattle (CONACORTE) is an event for all stakeholders in the beef production chain, especially for lovers of quality information from one of the largest world…Continue

Tags: https://congresse.me/eventos/conacorte

Members

© 2020   Created by Peter Smallidge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service