PATS factsheet No. 9
Growing numbers 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. The Program on Agricultural Technology Studies (PATS) has been tracking the use and performance of MIRG systems in Wisconsin since the early 1990s through periodic large-scale, random sample surveys of Wisconsin dairy farmers. This fact sheet incorporates recent results from PATS 1999 Dairy Farmer Poll into an overall summary of PATS grazing research.
Ostrom, M. and D. B. Jackson-Smith. 2000. Management Intensive Rotational Grazing in Wisconsin: the 1990s. PATS factsheet No. 9, Program on Agricultural Technology Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, February. http://www.pats.wisc.edu/pubs/18