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Analyzing Forage Quality for Grazing Cows

March 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


During this half-day workshop, we’ll discuss how to understand and evaluate forage quality for a grass-fed dairy herd with the help of a farmer who has begun closely studying his forage.  

Last fall, Master Grazier Tom Trzcinski began regularly sampling his stored forage to better understand what his milking herd was eating, and what supplements might be help optimize milk production. He was particularly curious about whether using supplements such as molasses would be profitable, and at what rate. Trzcinski will share the results of these tests, as well as his dairy farm’s experiences and challenges making quality stored forage.

Joining the conversation will be Penn State Extension Forage Specialist Dr. Jessica Williamson—who speaks nationally on managing soil and pastures for better forage, and on the practical applications of forage testing—and Fertrell Company Forage Analyst Alyssa Walsh, who worked with Tom at Camphill Dairy to assess the dairy’s forage tests through the lens of animal nutrition.

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees should have a better understanding of how to read and evaluate forage tests, as well as best management practices for optimizing forage quality both in the field and in the barn.

Additional information

  • Lunch is included with registration. 
  • This event qualifies for one SmartStart credit through AgChoice Farm Credit. SmartStart allows young and beginning farmers to earn credits toward a reduced interest rate on a new AgChoice loan by attending educational events.


Take a look at our frequently asked questions about our workshops and events. Otherwise, please contact this event’s coordinator, Aaron de Long, by email at aaron@pasafarming.org or by phone at (814) 349-9856 x709.


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Date: Fri, March 22, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Camphill Dairy
1601 Pughtown Rd
Kimberton, PA 19442

Cost: Free Register Now

Event Category: PASA Events