Resources and Reading
(Lesson 1. Planning a Grazing System continued)
- Whole Farm Planning; Combining Family, Profit and Environment, BU-6985-GO1998, David Mulla, Les Everett, and Gigi DiGicomo, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture. Source: The Minnesota Distribution Center, 405 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Avenue University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108-6068, 651.645.6159.
- Prescribed Grazing and Feed Management for Lactating Dairy Cows, Karen H. Sullivan, Robert DeClue, Darrell L. Emmick. Source: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Syracuse, New York, January 2000.
- Pastures for Profit, A Guide to Rotational Grazing, Dan Undersander, Beth Albert, Dennis Cosgrove, Dennis Johnson, and Paul Peterson. Publication A3529, University of Wisconsin, Cooperative Extension Publications, 45 North Charter Street Madison, WI 53715; 608.262.3346.
- Greener Pastures on Your Side of the Fence, Bill Murphy. Source: Arriba Publishing, Middle Rd., Colchester, VT, 05446. 1.800.639.4178.
- Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision-Making, Allan Savory with Jody Butterfield, Island Press, 1999, 612 pages. Holistic Management, it considers humans, their economies, and the environment as inseparable. At the heart of the approach lies a simple testing process that enables people to make decisions that simultaneously consider economic, social, and environmental realities, both short-and long-term. 1998, 616 pages, Island Press.
- The Monitoring Tool Box: 1998; 161 pages; Land Stewardship Project, 180 E. Main St., P.O. Box 130, Lewiston, MN 55952. 507.523.3366. This guide is for farmers and other land owners interested in learning easy-to-use techniques for monitoring the impact of management decisions on their land, finances and family.
- Managed Grazing Videos: Introduction, Animal Management, Fencing and Watering, Year Around Resource Management, & Managing Pasture Plants. Source: University of Maine Cooperative Extension Office, 207.581.2787 or in Maine 1.800.287.7170 or Iowa State University, Attn: Donna Watson, 337 Kildee Hall, Ames, IA 50011.
- IRM Desk Record Source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, P.O. Box 3469, Englewood, CO 80155, 303.694.0305.
- Beef Farm Sustainability Checklist. Source: Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA), P.O. Box 3657, Fayetteville, AR 72702, 1.800.346.9140.
- Sustainable Sheep Production: Livestock Production Guide. Source: Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA), P.O. Box 3657, Fayetteville, AR 72702, 1.800.346.9140.
- Sustainable Goat Production: Overview. Source: Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA), P.O. Box 3657, Fayetteville, AR 72702, 1.800.346.9140.
- Multispecies Grazing. Source: Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA), P.O. Box 3657, Fayetteville, AR 72702, 1.800.346.9140.
- Pasture and Hay for Horses, equine fact sheet explaining nutrient balances, pasturing, types of hay, and forage concerns, #1006, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Orono, ME 04469, 207.581.2791 or in Maine 1.800.287.7170.
- Planning Fencing Systems for Intensive Grazing Management, L. W. Turner, et. al. University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension, Lexington, KY ID-74, 1997.
- Managed Grazing Video Tapes from Iowa State University Extension, Ames, Iowa. Can be borrowed from the UMaine Extension Livestock Office, Hitchner Hall, Orono, 207.581.2787 or in Maine 1.800.287.7170.
- Animal Management
- Fencing and Watering
- Year Around Resource Management
- Managing Pasture Plants
Adapted by Donna Lamb and Ken Andries from Planning a Grazing System: Assessing Resources and Setting Goals – Lesson 1, University of Minnesota, Beef Education Series, Pasture Management Home Study Course
- Maribel Fernandez, Minnesota, Extension Educator, Livestock Systems
- Dennis Johnson, West Central Experiment Station, University of Minnesota