Livestock Publications

37 Publications

Survivability of Fecal Coliform in Soil after Winter Application of Dairy Slurry on a Transitional-organic, Grazing Based Dairy – December 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Water Quality Education Workshop a Grand Success – June 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Using Local Sources of Organic Nutrients

Use of organic materials from livestock farms and recycled urban waste streams can help improve soil productivity and reduce nutrient imbalances, and can contribute to the sustainability of local agriculture. Site includes link to an organic fertilizer calculator.

Liability & Public Use of Your Land – December 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

What to Look for When Buying Hay – March 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Vegetation Management the Natural Way with Goats and Sheep – September 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Thundering Hooves Farm: Land in Stewardship – March 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Healing the Land through Multi-Species Grazing

A noxious weed invasion is underway on the rangelands of the western United States that is causing significant problems in the form of ecosystem and bio-diversity damage resulting in a reduction in the carrying capacity of grazing animals. The expenditure of millions of dollars on control measures has not been successful; these measures have had negative impacts on livestock producers’ profitability and, in some cases, have caused environmental problems. This DVD is about the use of multi-species grazing (cattle, sheep, goats) as a tool in an integrated approach to the control of noxious weeds. It depicts the activities of a 2-year regional project funded by the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Professional Development program. Thirty participants from four states (Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and California) took part in this project. They represented state/federal agencies, extension, county weed boards and ranchers. Three of these projects are described in this DVD. 37 minutes. (available for purchase or free online viewing)

Organic Livestock: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Videostream of October 29, 2004 WSU Satellite broadcast.

2003 Graziers Conference: Grazing According to Gerrish – December 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Mobile Meat Processing Popular with Communities – December 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Composting of Poultry Offal Demonstration Project

Bary, A., C. Miles and K. Gilbert. 2001. Report of a demonstration project conducted at Middle Farm, Lopez Island. The project objectives were to develop a successful composting process using poultry offal produced on the farm and to produce finished compost that is environmentally sound, economically feasible and returns nutrients to the farm.

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