Organic, Pasture-Based Dairy Nutrition


Workshop audio recording from the 2017 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.

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Silvia Abel-Caines
Friday Session II

Key management decisions can provide balanced nutrition for pasture-based dairy cows all year round. Learn simple, successful grazing farm rations from around the country, how to identify nutritional deficiencies that manifest in health and reproduction issues, and how to use local resources to correct nutritional imbalances. Bring a copy of your forage analysis to learn how to assess the amount of nutrients supplied by your farm-grown forages.

Dr. Silvia Abel-Caines is a veterinarian with a Ph.D. in ruminant nutrition. She is a certified grazing planner, who addresses animal health and productivity through balanced nutrition. She lives in northwest Illinois, with her husband, three teenage children, and a flock of backyard chickens.