The Hibbards have experimented with no-till hay production with an 8 species seed mix and found it eliminated the need for herbicides and fertilizer, cut hay production costs from $47 to $32 per acre, and increased yields ~60%.
INCREASE IN FORAGE
With planned adaptive grazing, the Sieben Live Stock Company has observed a nearly 450% increase in forage production in some fields.
SAVINGS IN FEED COSTS
Improved forage quantity/quality and utilization have reduced winter supplemental feed costs by ~$1,800/day, totaling nearly ~$200,000 saved annually.