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Fences and Management-intensive Grazing – Why Bother?

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Fences and Management-intensive Grazing – Why Bother?

This article ran in February of 2016. We thought it would be helpful as you’re considering what you’ll do this coming spring. My friend, Bob Kinford, recently posed the following question during a conversation about grazing management alternatives. Recognize most of my operating experience is in high rainfall & irrigated environments while Bob comes from […]

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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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