Livestock Integration

Because of the vast number of acres devoted to crop production in Minnesota, the opportunities to integrate livestock onto those cropland acres is endless

As one of the six soil health principles, integrating livestock onto cropland acres can return massive benefits to the farm, the livestock, and the soil. Livestock are able to turn what potentially can be viewed as waste in a cropping system into valuable feed for the livestock. Failed crop fields that aren't suited for harvesting can also be grazed by the livestock, turning the waste of one enterprise into the profit of another. Livestock are superbly suited to cycle nutrients back onto the field for next year's crop. SFA has decades of experience equipping farmers to successfully use livestock to build their soil and the farms diversity, leading to better financial sustainability.

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Livestock Events

Check back for upcoming livestock integration events!

2024 Midwest Soil Health Summit

Mar 13, 2024 12:00PM—Mar 14, 2024 5:00PM

Courtyard Marriot: 901 Raintree Rd Mankato, MN 56001

Veterinary Discussion – East Central Chapter Meeting

Mar 24, 2024 1:00PM—3:00PM

North Branch MN Library 6355 379th St, North Branch, MN 55056

Cafe Chat – Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship and On-Farm Consulting

Mar 27, 2024 12:00PM—1:30PM

Wooden Nickel Burgers & Brew 448 W Main St. Marshall, MN 56258

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