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.

Cows in field

Livestock Events

Check back for upcoming livestock integration events!

Livestock Producer Workshop

Mar 29, 2023 12:30PM—4:30PM

Baudette VFW 204 International Drive Baudette, MN

Funding Opportunities and Programs for Emerging and Established Farmers

Mar 29, 2023 4:30AM—6:00PM

Swany's Pub 221 Main Street Courtland, MN 56021

Semi-permanent and Temporary Energized Fence Systems for Small Ruminants

Apr 14, 2023 2:00PM—5:00PM

Berkebile Family Farm 9000 95th Ave NE Foley, MN 56329

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