Tired of the pasture always looking greener on the other side of the fence, or perhaps you need help on how to put that pasture to work for maximum benefit to your dairy? With pasture or grass-based dairy systems becoming increasingly popular, Grant Chadwick, one of the newest members of the CRV team, has the knowledge and experience to help. Originally from New Zealand and having come to Missouri four years ago, Grant has over 20 years of pasture growth and dairy management experience he wants to share with you through his grazing consultation service, which is brand new to the US dairy industry. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a change, a pasture system is a viable option.
A viable option for beginning dairy farmers, a pasture system offers several different benefits. A pasture system can save a new producer thousands of dollars in farm capital by not requiring the facilities or equipment necessary to run a conventionally housed dairy. Grant’s expertise can help beginners to understand the type of grasses that grow best in the region, what type of cows will be best suited for the grasses, or how to budget pasture feed to ensure success.
Producers looking to expand or transition in to a more sustainable style of dairy cattle production will also find this service useful. Using Grant’s advice can greatly reduce a farms feed bill, increasing the margin between milk profits and feed costs. Implementing a grss-based system can rejuvenate soils without heavy amounts of fertilizer, along with improving hoof health, and improving breeding performance of the cows. Less time required for feed harvest or manure management can allow the producer more free time for their families or off-farm activities.
Hybrid dairy systems with both conventional and pasture methods implemented are becoming an industry trend. CRV wants to ensure its customers have all the resources available to them to be sustainable and profitable in their ventures. To learn more about CRV’s grazing consultation service contact CRV at 1-608-441-3202.
CRV is a global cattle improvement organization that exists to improve quality of life. CRV’s USA headquarters in Madison, WI was established in September 2009. Because we genuinely care, we pay attention to your farm, industry, and the general society. Our business goes beyond genetics providing service and information on all continents with dairy and beef farmers.