October 2017 Blog Posts (2)

Bamboo Update

I just defoliated and weighed a piece of my bamboo patch. I got 33 lbs of fresh weight leaves and twigs (I took the parts I observed my cattle eating) off 100 sq ft. I'm not sure what % moisture it was, but if it is similar to the sample buried in the snow I sent last winter (44% DM) that makes for just over 3 tons/acre of forage DM in the leaves and twigs. I sent a sample to DairyOne for analysis today since the numbers swing by many pounds for every % difference. If there is merit I want…
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Added by Edmund Brown on October 12, 2017 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Bamboo Update

I just defoliated and weighed a piece of my bamboo patch. I got 33 lbs of fresh weight leaves and twigs (I took the parts I observed my cattle eating) off 100 sq ft. I'm not sure what % moisture it was, but if it is similar to the sample buried in the snow I sent last winter (44% DM) that makes for just over 3 tons/acre of forage DM in the leaves and twigs. I sent a sample to DairyOne for analysis today since the numbers swing by many pounds for every % difference. If there is merit I want…
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Added by Edmund Brown on October 12, 2017 at 6:11am — No Comments

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Tree leaf livestock fodder as component of silcvopasture systems

Started by Shana Hanson on Sunday. 0 Replies

I was honored to present at Agroforesterie Francais' Colloque Trognes this winter. Proceedings should be published soon. Many inspiring overviews of traditional silvopasture systems involving…Continue

SilvoPasture Program In Michigan

Started by Kable Thurlow Mar 28. 0 Replies

This walk was given by Brett Chedzoy via zoom at the 2018 Great Lakes Forage and Grazing Conference held at the Agroliquid Headquarters in Saint Johns, Michigan on March 7, 2018. Jerry Lindquist and…Continue

What is Silvopasturing?

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Edmund Brown Mar 5. 17 Replies

This topic probably should have been discussed at the forum’s inception in 2011, but better late than never :) Two recent articles in the February, 2018 Stockman Grass Farmer covered many good…Continue

"Slash Walls" and innovative forest regeneration strategies - potential applications for silvopastures?

Started by Brett Chedzoy Feb 7. 0 Replies

The link below is for a blog on the Cornell forestry forum related to using logging debris (slash) for exclusionary fences to protect forest regeneration from deer pressure (or livestock pressure). …Continue

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