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Field day will explore grazing cover crops – April 11, near Lake CityFor Release: March 29, 2017 Download PDF (88 kB) Mark Schleisman (left) with Ben Albright and Chris Clark Contacts: Mark Schleisman | M & M Farms | (712) 210-4043 | [email protected] Meghan Filbert | Livestock Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) [...]

March 29, 2017 


In a Nutshell
• Planting cover crops, then grazing or
harvesting them, is a practical way to
effectively reduce nutrient pollution,
plus provide economic benefits to
cattle owners.
• This represents a win-win for livestock
producers and water quality for Iowa.
Key findings
• Four farmers in northwest Iowa
reported that in the fall and winter of
2015, cover crops provided 0.07 to
3.74 tons of dry matter per acre.
• Grazing this cover saved farmers
$1,306 to $22,801 in hay or other
stored feed expenses

November 9, 2016