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New to Silvopasture

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Case Feb 1. 4 Replies

Please excuse my lack of knowledge on Silvopasture. Bear with me as I have some questions that may be a little "beginnerish.My wife and I have begun thinning/clearing a wooded section of our property…Continue

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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
Randal Seaton replied to Randal Seaton's discussion New to Silvopasture
"Thanks Brett. Tells me what I need to know. Got a bit of work to do I guess. Kinda'a figured."
Apr 21, 2016
Brett Chedzoy replied to Randal Seaton's discussion New to Silvopasture
"another option is to broadcast the seed then attempt to "hoof it in" with the animals during soft (but not too soft) ground conditions.  This may require giving them a little incentive to move around within the seeded area, like…"
Apr 18, 2016
Brett Chedzoy replied to Randal Seaton's discussion New to Silvopasture
"Randal, Dealing with the slash and leaf litter on the ground in recently thinned areas is a challenge.  Too much slash can be an impediment to the grazing animals, which are needed to help control the brush and weeds that want to come rushing…"
Apr 18, 2016
Peter Lehning liked Randal Seaton's discussion New to Silvopasture
Apr 8, 2016
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New to Silvopasture

Please excuse my lack of knowledge on Silvopasture. Bear with me as I have some questions that may be a little "beginnerish.My wife and I have begun thinning/clearing a wooded section of our property in preparation for our Silvopasture experiment. After clearing a quarter acre, and having decided what to do with all the slash, I realized that as our property is almost completely hardwood, I'm going to have a ton (literally) of fallen leaves to contend with. I know this sounds silly, but do I…See More
Mar 29, 2016
Randal Seaton is now a member of silvopasture
Mar 29, 2016

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State where you live or work?
Maine
County where you live or work?
Oxford
What is your occupation relative to silvopasture? (for example, owner/producer, extension specialist, agency specialist, etc.)
Owner
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.
To make use of 3 acres of wooded property. Possible Silvopasture for 2 horses, 2 goats, 2 pigs (hopefully) and free range chickens. Multi year project with clearing, thinning, seeding, etc.

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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

New to Silvopasture

Started by Randal Seaton. Last reply by Mike Case Feb 1. 4 Replies

Please excuse my lack of knowledge on Silvopasture. Bear with me as I have some questions that may be a little "beginnerish.My wife and I have begun thinning/clearing a wooded section of our property…Continue

Bamboo as winter stockpile?

Started by Edmund Brown. Last reply by Edmund Brown Jan 21. 2 Replies

Any members here ever thought of using bamboo as a winter stockpile? I have a grass-fed beef operation in central NY and would like to reduce my hay bill and improve my eco-footprint.I have a small…Continue

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