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Upland Hay and Pasture Improvement at Tamarack Vermont Sheep Farm

913 Young Rd.
Corinth, VT

Ben Machin, Grace Bowmer and Sayre Palmer manage a flock of over 200 Tunis and Dorset Horn ewes on the steep slopes of Orange County, using a combination of owned and leased land for grazing and hay production. For the past four years, they have been focused on improving their hay and pasture land in order to accommodate more animal numbers with less purchased feed. UVM Extension partners Dan Hudson and Jenn Colby will join the Tamarack crew to look at the results of wood ash, biosolids, and seeding clover on leased hay land, followed by a pasture walk at the home farm to see sheep and pasture management, assess the health of the landscape, check out the farm’s planned grazing chart, and share energy, soil and biological data collected during the CIG project’s initial year. UVM Extension Livestock Specialist Joe Emenheiser will also join the discussion with lending perspectives from the animal science side.

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If you require accessibility accommodations to participate in this program, please let Cheryl Herrick, (802) 656-5459, know by May 29, 2014 so we may assist you.
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Cost: Free, thanks to support by VT NRCS and Resource Management, Inc.
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