Silvopasture is a concept in which woody species are intentionally combined with forage crops and livestock in a production system that optimizes the productivity or the economic benefits of the trees and the animals in a sustainable way. A review is
presented of silvopasture research relevant to Saskatchewan conditions. In particular,
silvopasture principles, as they apply to the co-management of animals with planted or
natural forest stands will be explored. Silvopasture practices that are more or less
commonly found in Canada include: the use of livestock to control weeds in new
plantations; the planting or management of trees and shrubs as livestock windbreaks or for shade; and livestock grazing in natural deciduous, conifer or mixed forests.