Introduction to Rotational Grazing for Livestock Farmers
From Joshua Vrooman
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County (CCE Oswego) hosted a free virtual workshop through Zoom on Thursday, April 7th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This workshop gave an introduction to multi-paddock rotational grazing for livestock farmers. It also highlighted many of the benefits of rotational grazing, as well as some of the practical skills and methods needed to implement it on any farm operation.
Guest speakers were Brett Chedzoy, from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County, and Troy Bishopp, from Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District. Both speakers shared from their own practical experience on how rotational grazing can help reduce feed costs, increase animal health, improve soil fertility, and keep livestock farming profitable and enjoyable.
This workshop was open to all members of the public, including those interested in learning about agriculture, beginning farmers and/or longstanding livestock producers looking to gain further knowledge on multi-paddock rotational grazing. For more information, contact Joshua Vrooman, Ag Community Educator, at [email protected] or 315-963-7286 ext. 200.