- A stud farm or stud in animal
husbandry, is an establishment for selective breeding of livestock.
The word "stud" comes from the Old English stod meaning "herd of
horses, place where horses are kept for breeding".
- The Carthusian monks are
famous for their role in breeding the Andalusian horse in Spain,
while monasteries in Bavaria were responsible for the original
- North Carolina is a national
leader in recreational horse production and ownership. Over 250,000
horses are housed on nearly 65,000 farms. These farms vary greatly
in size from farms with one horse to facilities which board over 75
horses generally located near suburban areas on smaller acreage.
- Only the largest of these
farms have state approved waste management plans to protect surface
and ground waters. The remaining farms have few resources to address
proper waste and pasture management. Many of these farms are over
stocked, housing several animals in undersized paddocks. These
paddocks become denuded of vegetation and are sources of sediment,
nutrients and bacteria for receiving waters.
- The Farm and Ranch of Billy
Parton was used as a demonstration facility. This Farm is near
Morganton, NC, in the Mountain / Foothills Region of North Carolina.
This horse farm had been utilizing many BMPs including rotational
grazing, pasture establishment, heavy use areas, alternative
watering, stream crossings, stream fencing, and riparian buffers.
- The grant money assisted in
training the owners to use BMPs on their farm for horse manure
composting, purchased additional poly-tape electrical fencing to
encourage rotational grazing.
wants the information on
General, Consultancy, Horse farms, Guide, Plans, Project, Report, Sale, Study can Email us to