Grazing Guidebook


The GrassWorks Grazing Guide contains some of the best information available on managed grazing in the Midwest. It was originally published in 2006 by Paul Daigle, Marathon County Conservation Planning and Zoning, and Paul Nehring, GrassWorks, Inc. It was revised in 2009 by former GrassWorks Executive Director Valerie Dantoin Adamski. The new 2010 version, revised and edited by Bridget O’Meara, has some of the same cornerstone articles of previous editions but has been expanded to include different species and an additional sections on marketing and economics, as well as the most up to date publications on managed grazing offered by Natural Resources Conservation Agency (NRCS) and University of Wisconsin Extension (UWEX).

The Grazing Guide costs $45.00 (includes shipping and handling). Order of 10 Guides or more are $40.00 each. To order just download, fill in and send either Individual Order Form or Bulk Rate Order Form with your payment.

Take a look inside!

Table of Contents, Introduction and “Why Grazing?”

“Increasing Pasture Quality and Sward Density” by Dennis Cosgrove, University of Wisconsin Extension Forage Specialist UW-River Falls

“Beef on Grass from Start to Finish” by Rhonda R. Gildersleeve, UW Extension Grazing Research Specialist

“Small Scale Pastured Hog Production” by Bridget O’Meara, GrassWorks

“Top 10 Mistakes of New Graziers” by Paul Daigle, Marathon County, WI, Grazing Specialist

Pastures for Profit: a guide to rotational grazing by Dan Undersander, Beth Albert, Dennis Cosgrove, Dennis Johnson and Paul Peterson (produced by Cooperative Extension Publishing)