This article was originally published on March 31, 2014. We’re sharing it again so all our new readers have a chance to see it. It goes well with this week’s piece about the new ATTRA/NCAT How-To booklet by Dave Scott, “Direct Marketing Lamb – A Pathway.” If you raise cattle instead of lambs, here’s a […]
You’ve gone to great effort to raise a nice set of finished lambs and have them processed. Now what? It’s great if you can sell them all as wholes or halves. But maybe you can’t. How do you go about pricing individual cuts for profit? What is the smallest lamb that you should have in […]
You’ve got the tools right there are the ends of your arms to help you figure out when your lamb is ready for market. Here NCAT’s Dave Scott tells you how to use them.
Dave Scott, of the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) recently completed a series of articles for On Pasture about Intensive Grazing on Irrigated Pastures. In them he mentions the Extended Calf Calculator, and here he shows you how to use it.
Dave Scott has been taking us through setting up an intensive grazing system that works, especially if you’re working with irrigated pasture. He’s already covered recovery periods and grazing periods, so now he takes us through stocking rates, adjusting for mother nature, and keeping track of where we’ve been.