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Midwest Perennial Forage Working Group
Contract Grazing

The Working Group Site

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Lead Staff:

Jane Grimsbo Jewett
218-670-0066 (cell)









Sample Contracts & Leases

Minnesota Cropland Grazing Exchange

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Grazing Broker Program

Southwest Badger RC & D

Grazing Broker Handbook

SW Badger Grazing Broker matchmaker

Iowa Beef Center Custom Grazing Information

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Iowa Cattle Grazing Survey: Part 1 Results

Iowa Cattle Grazing Survey: Part 2 Results
Custom Grazing Cow-Calf Leasing

Demographics and Management Practices

Stocking Rates, Fees & Services

Strategies and Implications

Nebraska Crop Residue Grazing Exchange

Nebraska Crop Residue Grazing Exchange

Budgeting Resources

Stocker Cattle Enterprise Budgets
from WI Beef Information Center

Livestock Enterprise Budget
UW-Extension; authored by Paul Dietmann

Land Stewardship Project conservation leases web page

Land Stewardship Project
Conservation Leases
Resource Page

September 2018 New Release:

Contract grazing of cover crops factsheet

Contract Grazing
Fact Sheets

from the Midwest Perennial Forage Working Group


Jersey Heifers Laura Paine photoThe Basics of Contract Grazing
(PDF, 568 kb)




mixed breed cattle on pasture David Hanson photoEvaluating Land Suitability for Grazing Cattle
(PDF, 808 kb)




photo of Holsteins from Contract Grazing Leases fact sheetPasture Rental and Lease Agreements
(PDF, 722 kb)




First Day of Spring photo from Laura PaineRates Charged for Contract Grazing Agreements
(PDF, 632 kb)