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Change in grazing strategies could slow pollution, save money

BRIAN KAYHART DISCUSSES how he seeded his cropland to grow high-quality pasture plant species at a July 1 UVM Extension event at his New Haven farm. Since 2017, Brian and Cindy Kayhart have transitioned more of their farm’s 410 acres to a rotational grazing system. Independent photo/Marin Howell

On a sunny afternoon earlier this month, more than 20 Addison County farmers and community members gathered at the Chalker Farm off Route 17 in New Haven, home to Kayhart’s Homegrown Meat, to wander among the farm’s cattle.

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