Are you interested in Grain-Free dairy farming? Thinking about making the transition to 100% grass-fed? Do you want to add more grazing to an existing production model?
In this webinar, Ben Gotschall of Holt Creek Jerseys, who is now the Dairy and Livestock Manager at Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment, discusses the grain-free dairy mindset and the importance of changing the way we think as well as what we do.
For 100% grass-fed dairy to be successful, clear goals must be established, and you must develop observational and decision-making skills. Once you’ve made a plan, the discipline to stick to it and the humility to learn from mistakes will help you find success.
Feed supplements, genetics, and other topics are discussed in this informative and thought-provoking presentation.
Like what you hear and want to discuss more? Ben offers consulting services if you would like to have more in-depth conversations and focus more specifically on your situation, whether you are just getting started or have been milking cows for years.
Flexible options including in-person, email, and phone consulting are available.
Possible topics can include: Cattle and Breed Selection, Paddocks and Fencing, Parlor and Processing Equipment and Design, Breeding Plans, Animal Handling, Nurse Cow Training and Calf Rearing, Nutrition and Supplementation, Product Development and Marketing, and much more.
Check out our consulting page to find out more.
More about the Granite State Graziers:
Granite State Graziers supports New Hampshire residents who raise animals on pasture and seek to implement pasture management systems that improve soil health and water quality. We act as a clearinghouse for information, conduct educational programs and events, and provide an online resource for our membership.
Granite State Graziers works to create an environment in New Hampshire that is both welcoming to beginning farmers and homesteaders and supportive of experienced graziers. We work to make the state a place where knowledge is transferred freely among graziers. We strive to support competent, knowledgeable grass farmers who demonstrate the environmental, social, human and animal health benefits of pasture based production systems to their peers and the general public. We work to develop a system of agriculture that is both financially and environmentally sustainable.