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New to silvopasture

Started Jul 20 0 Replies

Hi,My family and I have a small pasture poultry farm and we are looking at purchasing a 43 acre farm which has about 32 acres of woods .  My first thought was clearing it and turning it into…Continue

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Joe Repetur replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast
"Yes I read the definition in your love story, and the "New area" is kinda what confused me. If it grows in my area, but not on my property, am I introducing it to a new area? I guess technically I could be, but it could be in the woods…"
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New to silvopasture

Hi,My family and I have a small pasture poultry farm and we are looking at purchasing a 43 acre farm which has about 32 acres of woods .  My first thought was clearing it and turning it into pasture,(which I didn't exactly like) until I read an article by Penn State on raising heritage Turkeys on silvopasture.  After googling silvopasture it sounded to me like their natural environment, and gave me a whole new plan for the property. I have many questions, which I'm going to try find answers for…See More
Jul 20
Joe Repetur replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast
"I'm glad you posted about Black  Locust, as I was slightly confused about growing it here in NY. I read that it was an evasive species, but I've seen it posted for sale. I'm guessing if it's properly maintained, the state is…"
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Greene
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Producer
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I'm interested in purchasing a place that has 32 acres of woods. My first thought was clearing it and turn it into pasture. Then I read an article by Penn State on raising heritage Turkeys on silvopasture, and the lightbulb went on in my head. Now we're looking at raising heritage breed turkeys, cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.

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Who has experience with Empress Tree?

Started by Jonathan Bates. Last reply by Jonathan Bates Nov 1. 5 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

Examples of Silvopasture in Public Areas Needed

Started by Scott Johnson. Last reply by Scott Johnson Oct 11. 4 Replies

Hello Folks,My village is hoping to keep our town commons and oak grove with grazers (I'm pushing shropshire sheep). It is a 10-ac plot (7 ac grass pasture, 3 ac oak grove with maple and other…Continue

Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Sep 7. 8 Replies

this post will jump around a bit, but I wanted to tie together several thoughts generated by two news stories that come across my inbox this yesterday...At the 2011 Northeast Silvopasture Conference,…Continue

Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Joe Repetur Jul 24. 6 Replies

Posting the presentations here in the order they were givenContinue

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