Phone: 1-800-323-1361 / cell 218-839-4489

Email:  info@ellerfarm.com

Silvopasture combines grazing with tree production. Cattle stocking rates must be low enough to prevent compaction and woodland degradation. We plan to carefully balance these systems to maintain harmony between cattle and trees and native plants.

 

Our existing open field pastures are only about 15 acres total. The remaining pasture is mixed aged stands of white and red oak, spruce, fir, aspen, black cherry, butternut, and birch. We are using experts from the Department of Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, common sense, and experience  to balance optimum forage and woodland productivity while protecting our small wetlands that are within the pastured areas.

 

Right now the spring peepers and leopard frogs are singing a healthy chorus. White tail deer, grouse, and wild turkeys along with a variety of song-birds, owls, woodpeckers, hawks, and eagles share the pastures and woodland. 

Grandma Perk planting Colorado Blue Spruce 2005

Eller Family Farm

Beef herd fall 2008 on 'The Hill'

Livestock and trees in harmony. . . ?

Text Box: “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” ——
Nelson Henderson

Silvopasture