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Great Lakes Grazing Network | Grazing Resources | Related Papers |

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*"Production Costs on Selected Wisconsin Grazing Farms," Tom Kriegl, University of Wisconsin, Center for Dairy Profitability.

*"Production Costs on Selected Wisconsin Organic Dairy Farms," Tom Kriegl, University of Wisconsin, Center for Dairy Profitability.

 

Great Lakes Grazing Network: Linking Farmers with Knowledge and Resources

The data and conclusions of the following financial reports and summaries are derived from a USDA Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems (IFAFS) Grant #00-52501-9708. A Regional/Multi-State Interpretation of Small Farm Financial Data.

*Sixth Year Report, October 2007 (data from 2000-2005)

Factsheets, October 2007

*YR6-1: Project Overview

*YR6-2: Comparing the Top Half with the Bottom Half of Graziers

*YR6-3: Comparing Herds by Size, Less than 100 Cows vs. More than 100 Cows

*YR6-4: Comparing Seasonal Calving with Non-Seasonal Herds

*YR6-5: Grazing vs. Confinement Farms

*YR6-6: Preview of Financial Performance of Graziers by Breed

*YR6-7: Major Cost Items on Wisconsin grazign and Confinement Dairy Farms

*YR6-8: Major Cost Items on Great Lakes Grazing Network (GLGN) Grazing Dairy Farms

*Fifth Year Report, October 2005 (data from 2000-2004)

Factsheets, October 2005

*YR5-1: Project Overview

*YR5-2: Comparing the Top Half with the Bottom Half of Graziers

*YR5-3: Comparing Herds by Size, Less than 100 Cows vs. More than 100 Cows

*YR5-4: Comparing Seasonal Calving with Non-Seasonal Herds

*YR5-5: Grazing vs. Confinement Farms

*YR5-6: Preview of Financial Performance of Graziers by Breed

*YR5-7: Major Cost Items on Wisconsin grazing and Confinement Dairy Farms

*YR5-8: Major Cost Items on Great Lakes Grazing Network (GLGN) Grazing Dairy Farms

*Fourth Year Report, April 2005 (data from 2000-2003)

Factsheets, April 2005

*YR4-1: Project Overview

*YR4-2: Comparing the Top Half with the Bottom Half of Graziers

*YR4-3: Comparing Herds by Size, Less than 100 Cows vs. More than 100 Cows

*YR4-4: Comparing Seasonal Calving with Non-Seasonal Herds

*YR4-5: Grazing vs. Confinement Farms

*YR4-6: Preview of Financial Performance of Graziers by Breed

*Third Year Report, April 2004 (data from 2000-2002)

Factsheets, May 2004
*YR3-1: Project Overview

*YR3-2: Comparing the Top Half with the Bottom Half of Graziers

*YR3-3: Comparing Herds by Size, Less than 100 Cows vs. More than 100 Cows

* YR3-4: Comparing Seasonal Calving with Non-Seasonal Herds

*YR3-5: Grazing vs. Confinement Farms

*Second Year-Report, April 2003 (data from 2000-2001)

Factsheets, May 200

*YR2-1: Project Overview

*YR2-2: Comparing the Top Half with the Bottom Half of Graziers

*YR2-3: Comparing Herds by Size, Less than 100 Cows vs. More than 100 Cows

*YR2-4: Comparing Seasonal Calving with Non-Seasonal Herds

*YR2-5: Grazing vs. Confinement Farms.

*First Year, May 2002 (data from 2000)

Factsheets, May 2002

*YR1-1: Project Overview

*YR1-2: Comparing the Top Half with the Bottom Half of Graziers

*YR1-3: Comparing Herds by Size, Less than 100 Cows vs. More than 100 Cows

*YR1-4: Comparing Seasonal Calving with Non-Seasonal Herds

*YR1-5: Grazing vs. Confinement Farms

 

RESOURCES:

*Grass Clippings: Pasture Research You Can Use. Quarterly newsletter linking Wisconsin grazieres with University of Wisconsin research, Extension and UW Dairy Forage Research Center. Contact: Rhonda R. Gildersleeve, UW Extension Iowa County, 222 North Iowa Street, Suite 1, Dodgeville, WI, 53533, 608.935.0391 or email rhonda.gildersleeve@ces.uwex.edu.

*Grazing Resources and Reference Materials
Useful grazing websites and publications. Produced by Rhonda R. Gildersleeve, Iowa County Agricultural Agent. For more information call: 608.935.0391 or email rhonda.gildersleeve@ces.uwex.edu.

 

RELATED PAPERS:

2006

*Jones, Bruce L. "Costs for Wisconsin Dairies Using Rotational Grazing Practices: new evidence from agricultural resource management survey data.", University of Wisconsin, Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics. September 2006.

*"Pastures of Plenty: Financial Performance of Wisconsin Grazing Dairy Farms - Fifth Year Report" Prepared by Tom Kriegl, UW-Madison Center for Dairy Profitability and Ruth McNair, UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems. Report was funded in part by a USDA-CSREES grant to CIAS and was published following a joint effort between CDP and CIAS. June 2006

2005

*"A Ten Year Economic Look at Wisconsin Dairy Systems" / Tom Kriegl and Gary Frank, November 2005.

*"Wisconsin's Grazing Success: Grazing dairy farms show profit and promise" : an except from the report "Pastures of Plenty: Financial Performance of Wisconsin Grazing Dairy Farms," funded by a USDA-CSREES grant to CIAS. February 2005.

2004

"A Summary of Basic Costs and their Impact on Confinement vs. Managed Intensive Rotational Grazing (MIRG)", -- University of Wisconsin, Center for Dairy Profitability, February 2004. (WDD-2004-01).

2001

*"5-Year Preliminary Comparison of the Cost of Production of Selected "Conventional" and Grazing Wisconsin Grazing Farms." Kriegl, Thomas. -- University of Wisconsin, Center for Dairy Profitability, March 2001.

1999

*"Good News for Many Wisconsin Dairy Farms: Grazing is an economically viable alternative for many WI dairy farms"

*"1994 Wisconsin Grazing Dairy Farm Survey Report: Overview of Management Intensive Rotational Grazing in Wisconsin." Kriegl, Thomas and Larry Bauman, and Nate Splett. -- University of Wisconsin-Madison, River Falls. Center for Dairy Profitability, September 1999.

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