These diagrams illustrate different types of grazing practices and their impacts.Click Here to Read "Grazing Diagrams"
This paper explores the current state of cattle grazing for beef and, to a lesser extent, dairy production in Illinois resulting in grass-fed and grass-finished products that serve markets in and beyond the state.Click Here to Read "Current State and Potential Future for Livestock Grazing and Grass-fed Markets in Illinois"
Read Pasture Project’s new how-to guide on grazing cover crops – focused on helping farmers get started with the practice to leverage soil health and economic benefits through winter livestock grazing.Click Here to Read "Grazing Cover Crops How-To Guide"
This Story Map represents an initial assessment of grazing potential in Illinois and Indiana watersheds, using 12 spatial datasets covering biodiversity, economic, infrastructure, and water quality criteria in the two states.Click Here to Read "Assessing Grazing Potential in Illinois and Indiana Watersheds Story Map"
This report, published by the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, provides a comprehensive overview of the U.S. grass-fed beef sector, with a focus on market and economic dynamics.Click Here to Read "Back to Grass: The Market Potential for U.S. Grassfed Beef"
This report outlines the benefits associated with transitioning conventional grazing operations to regenerative systems. It includes an analysis of three crop-based farm transition scenarios. The report concludes with policy recommendations for the US Department of Agriculture.Click Here to Read "Reintegrating Land and Livestock"
Dr. Allen Williams, one of the foremost experts on grass-fed genetics, has developed a comprehensive guide to selecting cattle genetics for a grass-fed program. In this publication, he describes how to select and develop cattle for a grass-fed program.Click Here to Read "Selecting for Grass-Based Genetics"
For new and beginning farmers wanting to understand what the range of land access options are, Greenhorns has put out an excellent guide to all the options available. Note that the first fourteen pages are a history of land access. It is factual but left-leaning in its bent. Don’t let a potential disagreement with the first chapter cause you to miss what is the best content we’ve seen on this. You can always skip it.Click Here to Read "Affording Our Land: A Financial Literacy Guidebook for Young Farmers (and All Farmers)"
This report explores the market, benefits, and barriers related to grass-fed beef production – outlining a clear way forward for transitioning acreage to more sustainable management through the benefits associated with regenerative grazing systems.Click Here to Read "Expanding Grass-Based Animal Agriculture in the Midwest: The Pasture Project"
This report, published by NCAT, is a basic overview of several types of grazing systems, infrastructure to plan for, as well as brief discussions of economics, livestock, and forage.Click Here to Read "Rotational Grazing"