Raising Dairy Replacements:Pasture Management

Pasture Management is a chapter from the book Raising Dairy Replacements.


Producers often choose to manage heifers in a pasture-based system. Pasture-based systems can range from continuous grazing, where one pasture is used for the whole summer, to intensive, rotational grazing, where heifers are moved to new forages daily. Heifer raisers need to assess labor, facility, and management resources to determine what pasture system works best for their operation.

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Labor Efficient Pasture Management



The goal of the dairy heifer rearing system is two fold – economical rearing of well grown heifers. For too …