conservation dairy -- 003

conservation dairy -- 003

dairy cows

All four dairy farms compared had 65 milking cows and young stock, fed the same dairy ration, and were assumed to produce the same amount of manure with the same nutrient composition. But the land needed to produce the crops differed among the four farming scenarios, and the conservation farms had more land over which to grow feed and apply manure.

IMAGE: U.S. Department of Agriculture