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• This project compares yields of
fall brassica crops following a
spring cover crop of oats and
peas. In treatment plots spring
cover was grazed by sheep; control
plots were un-grazed.
Key Findings
• There were no statistical differences
in brassica yield by treatment (grazed vs. un-grazed
cover crop).
• Though Black had more than 3
tons DM/ac of aboveground biomass,
the sheep trampled more
than they foraged because the
oats were too fibrous.
• Black is interested in grazing
more spring-seeded cover crops
based on trial results; Quee plans
to stay with his current system of
grazing in fallow years and in the
early spring and late fall.

December 5, 2017 

RESEARCH REPORT

Throughout Practical Farmers’ 2017 field day season, we are spotlighting many of the PFI farmers who are graciously giving their time to share their knowledge at these events, as well as members who make the journey to attend them. Watch practicalfarmers.org and “Practical News,” our weekly email newsletter, for details and updates! Teresa and Rodne […]

August 11, 2017 

BLOG POST

This week, On-Farm is back on the road and we visited the farm of Russ Wischover – Windswept Acres – right on the Missouri border in south west Iowa. Several years ago, Russ retired from his job as a herdsman at the University of Illinois’s swine research farm and bought a farm near Bedford. Since […]

July 21, 2017 

BLOG POST

Three Sister’s Farm, located outside of Williams, Iowa, is named after Ortrude and Gary Dial’s three daughters – Jessica, Ursula, and Claudia. Ortrude and Ursula work on the farm full time with the help of two employees, Carrie and Victor. The farm was started in 2003 and consists primarily of 400 Polypay ewes and 700 acres […]

June 19, 2015 

BLOG POST

A group of 35 sheep, prairie, and grazing enthusiasts gathered at Dalla Terra Ranch near Earlham, Iowa on September 15th. Participants heard about the challenges of converting a former horse farm to an organic sheep ranch, including changes that needed to be made to fences and helping the grass to recover from the close grazing […]

September 30, 2011 

BLOG POST

Earlham Farmer Holds Organic Sheep Production Field Day, September 15For Release: September 1, 2011 Download PDF (408 kB) View Fullscreen

September 1, 2011 

NEWS RELEASE

Decorah Farm Hosts Field Day ‘Fencing and Watering for Organic Beef, Sheep and Dairy,’ July 16For Release: July 5, 2011 Download PDF (328 kB) View Fullscreen

July 5, 2011 

NEWS RELEASE

Parasite ResearchPublished: February 2, 2003 Download PDF (315 kB) View Fullscreen

February 2, 2003 

RESEARCH REPORT

ZJ Farm Organic Wormer ProjectPublished: February 2, 2001 Download PDF (248 kB) View Fullscreen

February 2, 2001 

RESEARCH REPORT