Factors affecting Southeast Dairy Farmers’ adoption of Management Intensive Grazing

Dairy farming remains a very significant agricultural sector in the Southeast and it is very essential for dairy farmers to provide their cattle with quality feed that benefit cattle’s health and milk production. Cattle farmers practice different types of cattle feeding such as: confinement feeding, management intensive grazing (MIG), or traditional grazing; however, many researchers advocate for MIG practices for its many benefits. A dairy farmer survey was conducted in Georgia and Florida and a generalized logit model used to examine the factors that affect the adoption of MIG. The results showed that the farm herd size, numbers of years in key management, age, farmer’s education, and farmer’s off farm work affect the adoption of MIG.


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Jan 17 2018
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Conference Paper/ Presentation
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English




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