A farm profile of a New York State dairy farm which relies on rotationally grazed pasture as its primary source of feed is presented. Information is provided on the farm and farm household characteristics, pasture management strategies, and the savings from switching to a grazing system from a confinement feeding system. The profile is constructed using qualitative research techniques, which employ extensive quotations of the farmer. Qualitative research on agricultural production topics is useful for providing context and a nuanced view of the motivations behind changes made in a farming system.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Agronomy and Crop Science