Bale grazing is a good tool for improving soil health while reducing costs. This 4:49 minute video from the Natural Resources Conservation Service gives some great tips for setting bales, managing cattle, and getting good results. As you’ll see, the farmers and ranchers using it have found it to be very beneficial to their soils, pastures, cattle and their bottom line.
Many of our Montana ranchers are facing some difficult times as fires across the state have burned across grasslands, leaving thousands of cattle without forage. It’s hard to know how to help. If you or someone you know has been impacted, this website provides links to potential assistance from the Montana and U.S. Departments of Agriculture and from the Montana Department of Revenue. We know that no one likes to take a handout, but these folks in Montana are important to our health as a nation, so hopefully they’ll consider taking a hand up.