Sheep and goats offer a low-cost entry for beginning livestock farmers and can be stocked at higher rates on smaller pastures than cattle. Sheep and goats provide meat, milk and fiber products, as well as brush control and pasture improvement services.
Pastured Poultry refers to a poultry production system characterized by chickens, turkeys or ducks being raised primarily on pasture.
Resources are available for renovating old pastures, establishing new pastures and rotational grazing.
An animal is considered grass-fed, according to the USDA Grass Fed Marketing Claim Standards, when grass and forage are the “feed source consumed for the lifetime of the ruminant animal, with the exception of milk consumed prior to weaning.