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Stocking density

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Orefice Feb 10. 1 Reply

I'm interested to see what Are some typical animal stocking densities here in the northeast. Understably, there are multiple variables. Animal spcies, recovery period length, grazing length and…Continue

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Joe Orefice replied to Mike Case's discussion Stocking density
"Mike, As you mentioned it's really difficult to determine stocking densities because land productivity is so variable in the northeast. You'll also find that summer drought will have you looking for more pasture some years. 20 goats/sheep…"
Feb 10
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Stocking density

I'm interested to see what Are some typical animal stocking densities here in the northeast. Understably, there are multiple variables. Animal spcies, recovery period length, grazing length and desirable outcome (establishment vs maintenance), forage species, tree species. I'm just trying figure out how many acres of our lot I should focus on preparing for our current and near future needs. Our ultimate goal is maintaining a flock of 15-20 fiber goats and sheep, pastuting up to 10-15 pigs per…See More
Feb 1
Mike Case replied to Randal Seaton's discussion New to Silvopasture
"Hi Randal, I'm just around the corner in Casco. Our lot was selectively cut 2 times in the last 5 years - not whole tree and not well windowed. I'm probably going to price renting a tracked skidsteer with a rock bucket with grapple to help…"
Feb 1
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Maine
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Cumberland
What is your occupation relative to silvopasture? (for example, owner/producer, extension specialist, agency specialist, etc.)
Small scale start up owner/producer

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When Shade is Part of the Plan

Started by Brett Chedzoy Apr 19. 0 Replies

One of the top "frequently asked questions" is what forages might grow well in silvopastures.  Much has already been posted on this forum (dig around a bit) on this topic.  The short answer is: "it…Continue

Silvopasturing story in Farming Magazine

Started by Brett Chedzoy Mar 30. 0 Replies

Those of you who read Farming magazine have already seen this, but for those of you who haven't...The author, Katie Navarra, did a very nice job of accurately putting the information together:…Continue

Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Mar 2. 20 Replies

A forum member recently asked about creating silvopastures for their goats with black locust.  In my opinion, black locust is just about the perfect tree for converting open pasture areas into…Continue

Stocking density

Started by Mike Case. Last reply by Joe Orefice Feb 10. 1 Reply

I'm interested to see what Are some typical animal stocking densities here in the northeast. Understably, there are multiple variables. Animal spcies, recovery period length, grazing length and…Continue

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