Published Feb 20, 2019

Diane Mayerfield – Grazing Management and Animal Welfare – PFI Annual Conference 2019

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

In this presentation, Diane Mayerfield explores livestock behavior and managing grazing in silvopasture systems. Diane discusses design considerations for balancing animal welfare and environmental impacts. Diane also talks about shade access and improved welfare that may lead to increased production.

Diane is the sustainable agriculture coordinator for University of Wisconsin-Extension. She has a master’s degree in forestry and environmental studies, and is researching silvopasture in Wisconsin. Diane worked for Iowa State University on integrated pest management and local foods.