Print
Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  Articles by Dave Scott
Latest

How to Tell When Your Lamb/Steer is Finished

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

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 […]

Read More →
Latest

The Lambulator: A Cut-Yield Calculator for the Lamb Direct Marketer

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  Livestock, Marketing, Money Matters, Sheep  /  Comments Off on The Lambulator: A Cut-Yield Calculator for the Lamb Direct Marketer

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 […]

Read More →
Latest

Laying Hands on Them – How to Tell When Your Lamb is Finished

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Laying Hands on Them – How to Tell When Your Lamb is Finished

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.

Read More →
Latest

ATTRA’s Extended Cow Calf Calculator

By   /  November 11, 2013  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on ATTRA’s Extended Cow Calf Calculator

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.

Read More →
Latest

Intensive Grazing – Putting it All Together, Or “Calling the Dance”

By   /  October 14, 2013  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Intensive Grazing – Putting it All Together, Or “Calling the Dance”

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.

Read More →