Re: Alternative Dairying
On Tue, 25 Feb 1997, Tom Allen wrote:
> Greetings All,
> could someone send me information about obtaining copies of a rec
> ent USDA publication on alternative methods for dairy farms? The information w
> as posted on this list some time ago, and I did get a copy, but someone made of
> f with it. Thanks.
> Tom Allen
The Sustainable Agriculture Network
Announces a New Brochure:
Profitable DAIRY OPTIONS
Grazing Marketing Nutrient Management
Research and Innovations from the
USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program
and Agriculture in Concert with the Environment (ACE),
a joint USDA/U.S. EPA program.
This free brochure on sustainable dairy production draws information from
SARE/ACE projects throughout the US, and presents the findings in an
attractive and easy-to-read format. It focuses on rotational grazing,
innovative marketing strategies, and nutrient management techniques for
sustainable dairy production.
Profitable DAIRY OPTIONS highlights 'pasture-user support groups', the
benefits of manures and composts, the pre-sidedress soil nitrate test
(PSNT), alternative silage crops, and other profitable options. The
brochure includes valuable information for feedlot-oriented systems, and
has applicability for any livestock system. A list of Resources for dairy
producers is included.
The information in this brochure will be of use to producers, consultants,
Extension agents, and anyone involved in information transfer to livestock
The free brochure, Profitable DAIRY OPTIONS, is available in single copies
or in quantity from:
Room 304, National Agricultural Library
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
Please limit your request to a number that you can reasonably distribute
in the next six months.
Please Distribute This Notice Freely to Interested Parties