Livestock Systems - Grazing, Manure, Feed Management

While the number of livestock farms had dropped significantly, the average number of animals per farm has increased greatly. This trend has led to significant changes in how livestock are housed, fed and raised, while at the same time created a waste management challenge, leading resource managers to look at the entire livestock operations, from what is fed to how manure is applied. Waste treatment technologies that only a few years ago existed only in industry are now being tried on farms.

These changes have also led to a rebirth of more traditional methods (grazing, small scale agriculture) and farms who are implementing new knowledge and management to maximize production and profitability.