Reducing physical operational risk by using regenerative agricultural practices that increase soil, animal and farm health and resilience is essential - especially for grassfed dairies.
DON´T! Even with the best intentions - import a large conventional dairy herd from a different region and expect them to produce or even survive on a depleted (former sod farm) ´pasture´. Conventional soil test/fertilization advice and practices failed these Georgia farmers, their pastures, and their cows - especially under drought conditions.
DO! Test and rejuvenate the soil and forage to enable thriving, resilient herds and strengthen production. A hundred dairy farm clients of the Dairy Business Centre in Australia are learning and benefiting from advanced soil testing, interpretation and amendment methods.
|Conference||2013 Extension Risk Management Education National Conference|