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!

Pasture Walk Series #3: Red Polls and a Greenhouse

Jun 27, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

1679 52nd St SW. Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

Soil Health Field Day: Understanding the Biological Soil Tests

Jul 10, 2024 8:00AM—3:00PM

Roosevelt Community Center Main Street Roosevelt, MN 56673

Successful Swine Management on Pasture

Jul 15, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

Yker Acres 2327 Gillogly Road Carlton, MN 55718

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