Management Intensive Rotational Grazing in Wisconsin: Who's Doing It?
A growing number of Wisconsin dairy farmers have reported success using management intensive rotational grazing (MIRG) techniques that rely on pastures as the primary source of forage for their milking herds. Case studies suggest that many MIRG-based dairy farms may be able to compete economically with confinement dairy enterprises. The Agricultural Technology and Family Farm Institute surveyed over 1,200 Wisconsin dairy farmers in the spring of 1995. We asked farmers to describe how they use specific grazing practices as well as to provide us general information about their dairy enterprises.
Expansion, Modernization, and Specialization on Wisconsin Dairy Farms
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