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Do You Have Enough Winter Feed and Are You Feeding the Right Animals?

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

I often talk about taking inventory of winter feedstuff.  I’m primarily measuring dry matter, e.g. hay, pasture, stockpile, crop residue, and grazeable annuals still left.  Fall rains certainly helped to green things up and provide some new growth, but that won’t last much longer and real growth is about done and dormancy of perennials is […]

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Heads Up On Irrigating and Toxic Plants as We Move Into Fall

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning, Water  /  No Comments

A question on irrigating pasture was brought up last week. Here in Indiana, there are typically only portions of three months where moisture may be lacking including July, August, and September. The first question to consider is the water source.  It will take a very good one.  One acre inch of water is a lot […]

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Fall is Coming – Prep Your Pastures

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Fall is Coming – Prep Your Pastures

This advice from August 2016 never gets old! My dear Mother always said that the older you get, the faster time goes, she was right. I really don’t know what happened to the summer. But here it is, September already. We have just a couple more weeks for seeding of permanent vegetation, early planting of […]

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What About Tall Fescue?

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  2 Comments

I sometimes get in a hurry when I sit down to write.  That sometimes causes me to have a bit of tunnel vision and I don’t get in enough detail due to lack of time or space in the article.  That happened in August when I wrote about tall fescue and I heard about it, […]

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Start Stockpiling Pasture for Fall and Winter Grazing

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  3 Comments

Tall fescue is great for stockpiling. Here’s how much you need to lengthen your grazing season, along with tips on managing grazing now to get the most out of your winter pastures.

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