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Saturday, January 19 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Testing Wood Chips as a Winter Barnyard Solution

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So you want to improve your wintering facility for your beef or milking cows--what options are cost effective, keep animals healthy, and welfare high?

Could a wood chip heavy use yard be the answer? Join two farmers in their first winter with new chip yards to share how the systems have been designed to work, and pros and cons of their experience so far.

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Niko Horster

Farmer, Shire Beef
Shire Beef combines two abutting properties--collectively known as Broad Acres--across 160 acres, approximately 100 of which is currently in pasture. Shire Beef is located on a portion of the former 1,100 acre Little Brook/Reed Farm, which was granted to Union soldiers after the Civil... Read More →
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Ben Nottermann

Farmer, Snugg Valley Farm
Ben Nottermann operates Snug Valley Farm in East Hardwick along with his wife Kelly and parents Helm and Nancy. Snug Valley Farm focuses on raising grass fed beef and pasture raised heritage pigs. In the fall of 2018, Snug Valley Farm constructed a new wintering facility comprised... Read More →

Saturday January 19, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EST

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