Granite State Graziers

WELCOME


Granite State Graziers supports New Hampshire residents who raise animals on pasture and seek to implement pasture management systems that improve soil health and water quality. We act as a clearinghouse for information, conduct educational programs and events, and provide an online resource for our membership.
 

Pasture Walks


MAY

So much grass … what to do?
About half of your pasture’s total production comes during the six weeks of spring flush in May and June. This explosion of growth is one of the biggest challenges for graziers.

Join us for this pasture walk to discuss strategies for dealing with this embarrassment of riches. Do you change your grazing pattern? Clip before animals graze? After? Harvest hay? Some or all of the above? 
What can we do now that will minimize the impact of the summer slump? Ensure a reserve of stockpiled forage to extend the grazing season into the late fall and early winter? Improve yields next year and beyond?

We’ll talk about the implications of different approaches for soil health, forage yields, and animal performance, and discuss what might work best for your own farm and animals.

Rain or shine. Come prepared for conditions! 
Saturday, May 18, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Five Sigma Farm, 108 Centre St., Sullivan, NH

 

JUNE

Getting Good Gains on Grass
Join UNH Cooperative Extension and Granite State Graziers at Otokahe Farm in Jefferson, NH for an informal, educational evening to discuss grazing management practices to achieve the production goals you desire in your livestock. We will talk about how to manage your rotation for good gains and forage production, nutritional value and types of forage species, and other factors in management that impact meat quality. This event is for those interested in or currently grazing looking to learn more and network with fellow graziers.

No registration required! If you require special accommodations, please contact Elaina Enzien at elaina.enzien@unh.edu or at (603) 679-5616 prior to the event start date.

Rain or shine. Come prepared for conditions! 
Tuesday, June 18, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Otokahe Farm, 15 Jason Ave, Jefferson, NH

 

ABOUT


Granite State Graziers works to create an environment in New Hampshire that is both welcoming to beginning farmers and homesteaders and supportive of experienced graziers. We work to make the state a place where knowledge is transferred freely among graziers. We strive to support competent, knowledgeable grass farmers who demonstrate the environmental, social, human and animal health benefits of pasture based production systems to their peers and the general public. We work to develop a system of agriculture that is both financially and environmentally sustainable.


Click here to join Granite State Graziers today!