Sheep Can Now Safely Graze Vineyards!

By: Kathy Voth

Vineyard managers don’t like the weeds and grass that grows between vines because they slow vine growth and grape production. Sheep graziers call the vineyardist’s problem “forage” and would love to be able to use it to grow their herds. So how can vineyard managers work with sheep growers so that they’re both happy? The answer comes to us in a new invention from Australia.



First Fact Sheet in Series

The American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC) is publishing a fact sheet series entitled “Best Management Practices for Controlling Internal Parasites in Small Ruminants


Winter Manure Management

By: Daniel Andersen

Manure can cause odor and water quality concerns if it is not properly managed. One option is to collect the manure daily, load it in a spreader, and apply it on crop or pasture land. However, this can present challenges during winter as soils are often frozen or snow covered, which can lead to increased manure nutrient runoff.