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Silvopasture class in Albany NY

Started Jul 19, 2020 0 Replies

I picked up a copy of The Stockman Grass Farmer newspaper and saw a flyer for two upcoming classes they are going to have September 25th-27th in Albany NY. The first is Grazier's Multi Species…Continue

Starting a silvopasture in the woods

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cydney Cornell Mar 21, 2022. 8 Replies

We have about 20+ acres of woods we can use as a silvopasture, but we're not sure how to start it. The woods are a mess, and we're not sure if we should "clear cut" and start over, or?? We have a lot…Continue

New to silvopasture

Started Jul 20, 2018 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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Cydney Cornell replied to Joe Repetur's discussion Starting a silvopasture in the woods
"I agree, I have thinned twice and lost 3 important trees that either couldn't tolerate the wind without the other trees next to them or the weight of the skidder damaged their roots.  I think it's just something to be prepared for…"
Mar 21, 2022
Cydney Cornell replied to Joe Repetur's discussion Starting a silvopasture in the woods
Mar 21, 2022
Joe Repetur replied to Joe Repetur's discussion Starting a silvopasture in the woods
"I listen to everyone, and file their information accordingly. I've talked to many people about developing a silvopasture, and of all the people, someone from Caterpillar warned me to be careful of the root systems when I'm taking out…"
Jul 22, 2020
Ben Harris replied to Joe Repetur's discussion Starting a silvopasture in the woods
"definitely listen to them, and not me!"
Jul 20, 2020
Joe Repetur replied to Joe Repetur's discussion Starting a silvopasture in the woods
"Thanks for the info, I was debating on the order of the animals. I also got in touch with my local NRCS office, and they're going to help me with a plan. "
Jul 20, 2020
Ben Harris replied to Joe Repetur's discussion Starting a silvopasture in the woods
"woooooey! A year or two of goats or sheep to help thin the underbrush? Then a season of pigs to disturb the ground for seeding (don't over-winter them... send 'em to the butcher instead)? Obviously you'd need to come through with your…"
Jul 20, 2020
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Silvopasture class in Albany NY

I picked up a copy of The Stockman Grass Farmer newspaper and saw a flyer for two upcoming classes they are going to have September 25th-27th in Albany NY. The first is Grazier's Multi Species Grazing School the 25th and 26th, and Grazier's Silvopasture School on the 27th. I tried to post the flyer, but apparently that is beyond my capabilities. You can get more information at stockmangrassfarmer.com See More
Jul 19, 2020
Joe Repetur replied to Joe Repetur's discussion Starting a silvopasture in the woods
"It's has a lot of overgrown underbrush, Widow makers, standing dead,(some of which is rotted) and piles of old cut trees from who knows how long ago. We alao have a lot of stinging nettle, honey suckle everywhere."
Jun 5, 2020
Jeff Jourdain replied to Joe Repetur's discussion Starting a silvopasture in the woods
"Joe- What do you mean by a 'mess'?   When was the last time it was cut?  Did the forester recommend giving it 5 years for a harvest or to start converting to a silvopasture? Jeff"
Jun 5, 2020
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Starting a silvopasture in the woods

We have about 20+ acres of woods we can use as a silvopasture, but we're not sure how to start it. The woods are a mess, and we're not sure if we should "clear cut" and start over, or?? We have a lot of Northern White Pines which I know are good for lumber, along with some Birch, Oak, Maple and not sure. I had a forester look, and recommended giving it 5 years, but we don't know if we can look at the over grown mess for 5 years. Anyone else start off with woods rather than pasture?
Jun 5, 2020
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"We finally did It! After 9 months, we finally closed on our new homestead in VT. Now we're working on moving, and getting things going."
Feb 6, 2020
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"All goes well, we'll be closing on a place in VT in a few weeks. The other place in NY fell through. The new place has 30 acres of woods."
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Rutland
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Producer
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We are in the process of purchasing a property in Vermont. We raise chickens for eggs, and meat, and we want to eventually raise heritage breed cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.

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Busy fall in the silvopasture world

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Joshua Greene Jan 2. 1 Reply

Hopefully some of you have found the time to attend either the "SilvoPro" training this week in PA or maybe even the International Agroforestry Conference in Ireland.  Look forward to some updates…Continue

Feed values for fodder trees

Started by jackie milne. Last reply by Shana Hanson Oct 31, 2023. 10 Replies

Hello everyone!We live in northern Canada, we have Aspen, birch, popular, willows and various wild roses and berry shrubs as well as white and black spruce mainly some pine. What I have been trying…Continue

using animal units and AU equivalents to estimate dry matter demand in silvopasture

Started by Gabe Smith Oct 26, 2023. 0 Replies

I thought of posting this in the discussion about tree fodder feed value as it has a lot of influence on this.I am working on a silvopasture that is about 6-7 acres, with the ability to set up any…Continue

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International Agroforestry Conference November 16th and 17th, Co.Cork, Ireland

Started by Maureen Kilgore Oct 6, 2023. 0 Replies

The Irish Agroforestry Forum are delighted to be hosting an International Agroforestry Conference on Farmer-led Climate Adaptation and Mitigation on Thursday, November 16th and Friday 17th, 2023 in…Continue

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