Can we identify key characteristics associated with grazing-management dairy systems from survey data?

@article{Parsons2004CanWI,
  title={Can we identify key characteristics associated with grazing-management dairy systems from survey data?},
  author={Rodney L Parsons and A. E. Luloff and Gregory D. Hanson},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2004},
  volume={87 8},
  pages={2748-60}
}
Discriminant analysis was used to identify farms using confinement and grazing-production systems from mail survey data of 2074 dairy farmers in Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and North Carolina. Survey respondents included 45.1% of the farms using confinement management; 13.5% of farms practicing intensive grazing, defined as moving cows to new pasture at least every 3 d; and 41.4% of farms using nonintensive grazing. Farmers using confinement management had significantly more cows, higher… CONTINUE READING

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