Forages

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Forage-Livestock Systems focus on interdisciplinary basic and applied research on forages and the animals that consume them. The centerpiece of New York State agriculture is dairy farming, and the base for this industry is forage crops. Northeast livestock farmers must be able to manage a profitable business that is also sustainable in terms of environmental stewardship. Forage-Livestock Systems utilizing both grasses and legumes for stored feed, as well as for grazing, can have a positive impact on sustainable agriculture in New York.