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Solving Seasonal Electric Fence Problems

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

A season of managed grazing can be hard on your fences and changes in vegetation and soil moisture take their toll. Here are some suggestions for figuring out what’s wrong and fixing it.

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Lease Agreements You and the Landowner Can Relate To

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

Farm lease agreements can be complex legal documents, but they don’t have to be.  Behind every legal provision there is a meaning, a purpose and a potential benefit to both parties of having such language in the lease.  I sometimes work through lease agreements with farmers or landowners, and witness their eyes glazing over when […]

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Ideas to Reduce Winter Feeding and Increase Your Profit

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  3 Comments

Winter is still a few months away, but if you’re going to feed less this season you need to start planning NOW. For some ideas, check out this piece from August of 2016. Winter feeding accounts for 40+% of the cost of producing a calf, so reducing or eliminating this bad habit can help keep […]

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From Big to Small to Big to Small – Our History of Cattle Breeding From 1742 to Today

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

How did we get to the cattle we have today? Where should we go from here? These are some of the questions Dr. Harlan Ritchie worked to provide answers to in his long and distinguished career at Michigan State University. In this series, we’ll share pictures and history that he put together. We hope it […]

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Soil Health is a Deep Subject

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Soil Health is a Deep Subject

Ray Weil, who literally wrote the book on soils says “Think deeper.” These short videos show why what’s going on below the top 12 inches matters to you.

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