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How to Learn From Each Other

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

Half of the Ten Traits of a Successful Grazing Manager that Jeff Goodwin shared last week are about being a life-long learner. His survey of well-respected ranching and industry professionals showed that having inquisitive and passionate minds, being flexible and adaptive, understanding ecological principle contributed to their success. Goodwin also pointed out that “Most producers […]

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Low on Forage? Early Weaning is a Good Option.

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  ARS, The Classic by NatGLC  /  2 Comments

Here’s something to think about this winter as you’re planning for next year’s weaning. Who knew that early weaned steers gain better?! That’s just one of the things ARS scientists found when they looked at early weaning as an alternative when forage is limited.

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Results-Oriented Grazing for Ecological Resiliency

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

Government agencies are relying on ranchers’ expertise to help guide federal management of plants and wildlife. In turn, ranchers are seeking flexibility in their federal livestock grazing permits. Together they’re working towards healthy sage rangelands and economically viable livestock operations.

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Vocabulary for National Talk Like a Pirate Day

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  The Funnies  /  1 Comment

September 19 is National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Rachel loves this holiday, so this one’s for her (and all her scurvy mateys, ARRR!) Are you ready? Here’s more pirate vocabulary. Save

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Can Wildlife Improve Your Bottom Line?

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

This comes to us from Jimmy Doyle, South Dakota State Natural Resource Management Field Specialist, and iGrow a service of South Dakota State University Extension. As the fall harvest wraps up and this year’s calf crop is weaned, many producers may be nervous about what their paychecks will look like for 2016. In tough market conditions, […]

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