The How-Tos of Silvopasture Fact Sheet

Cow + Silvopasture

Silvopasture intentionally combines trees, livestock, and forage into a single system on one site. The forage, trees, and livestock are managed and integrated to complement one another to increase productivity of the site. As a dynamic, symbiotic, and intensively managed grazing system, silvopasture is the sustainable (long-term) production of timber, forages, and livestock on the…

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Silvopasture in Minnesota Fact Sheet

Sheep + Silvopasture

Silvopasture is the deliberate integration of trees and grazing livestock operations on the same land. The trees, forage, and grazing livestock are managed intensively and must complement with one another to increase overall production. The sales of livestock provide annual income to the producer while fostering long-term economic benefits from trees such as sawtimber. In…

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Dirt Rich Episode 10: Implementing Silvopasture

Dirt Rich

Jared Luhman and Tyler Carlson return to further discuss Silvopasture: “the intentional integration of trees, forage, and livestock into one intensively managed system.” Formerly a trope to “keep livestock out of the woods,” now farmers have the tools to properly manage their impact.  By intensively managing trees to optimize the growing environment for the forage…

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