Interest in Management Intensive Grazing (MIG) [a situation where grazing animals are moved to a fresh pasture every few days in order to have access to adequate forage] practices by farmers have increased steadily over the years. Many research publications on grazing advocate the financial and environmental benefits of grazing. Understanding the challenges of MIG can be an important piece of information for a dairy farmer. A survey was conducted to determine how farmers in the southeastern region perceive the barriers to the adoption of MIG. A greater percentage of MIG southeastern farmers were satisfied or very satisfied with their farm profit level compared to other practices. However, the amount of work to start pasture management, and the lack of on-farm technical assistance were barriers for many MIG operations.
Keywords: Management Intensive Grazing, Grazing Systems, Southern Dairy Farmers, Dairy Farmers
Ibrahim, Mohammed; Pattanaik, Nalini K.; and Cornish, Brian
"Barriers to Management Intensive Grazing by Southern Dairy Farmers,"
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