University of Maryland Extension

Regional Rotational Grazing Research and Demonstration Project

Dave Martin

Agricultural land use in Baltimore County and the surrounding area includes significant acreage in pasture for livestock. The purpose of the Rotational Grazing Pasture Project is to develop and operate a long-term pasture site to demonstrate recommended management practices, forages and facilities. 

The next time you get to the Ag Center check out the newly planted site on the west side of the lane. The 10 acre site is divided into 13 paddocks which are planted to forage Bermuda grass (1 variety), tall fescue (3 varieties), orchardgrass (3 varieties), festulolium (1 variety) and meadow fescue (1 variety). 

Additional funding is needed to complete the next development phase for fencing and water installation.  The permanent, perimeter fence will be compatible with multiple livestock species. Once this phase is complete, the grazing project will begin with animals.

rotational grazing pastures

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