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
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…"
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
"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…"
Since I first became obsessed with trees and forests and set out on a path to become a forester ~ 30 years ago, I have dreamed of someday seeing the return of the American Chestnut. Every rare…Continue
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
The MU Agroforestry Center has an open position "Research Scientist - Silvopasture". Seeking a Ph.D. w/a strong background in pasture-based grazing systems (livestock, esp. cattle) and forages. If…Continue
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