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Is Swath Grazing for You?

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Grazing Management  /  7 Comments

You may not be swath grazing this year, but as you feed your livestock this winter, consider if this is something to try next year.

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Do We Have to Have Feedlots to Raise Enough Beef?

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  7 Comments

It’s an interesting question. Jim has some thoughts. What do you think? How would your life change?

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Stockpiling is Good For Encouraging Legumes in Your Pastures

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

Stockpiling pastures for winter grazing is a great way to allow legumes to naturally reseed in your pastures. Most of the commonly used legumes such as red, alsike, or strawberry clover and birdsfoot trefoil will produce enough seed for stand rejuvenation with 60-75 days of recovery time. Some native legumes will take longer. Most of […]

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It Doesn’t Take Long for a Change in Grazing to Make a Difference

By   /  October 3, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Why bother changing my grazing system? It probably won’t make much difference anyway,” here are some pictures to consider. They come from the McGinn Ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska and show some good improvement in just 2 years.

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Water Makes Grass Grow!

By   /  September 5, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  3 Comments

That is a theme I frequently use in my grazing management presentations around the country. I often say I have learned more about grazing management by working the last dozen years in the extremes of irrigated and desert environments of Idaho than I did in 23 years of the high natural rainfall environment of Missouri. […]

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