ur research on the farm and in cooperation with University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will determine the feasibility of rotational grazing to restore degraded oak savannas.

This research will help document what we have been doing using the Highland breed on our farm in a scientific manner. Most of the degraded savanna in SW Wisconsin is in private ownership on farm properties. The documentation of this type of livestock management in degraded savanna area would benefit other producers who could add to their available pasture base by grazing these areas, reduce their tax burden and help in the reclamation of the savanna structure in Midwest region. 

The documents below are the product of a research project in which we participated.


Use of Cattle in Oak Savanna Restoration (project summary) [1.4 MB]

Exploring Options to Restore Wisconsin's Oak Savanna (project plan) [.5 MB]

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