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A Calculator for Marginal Calf Weight Values

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

When you’re raising calves for sale, how do you know if you should feed that supplement, spend time and money on pasture improvements, or make other investments to increase weaning weights? Well, you do a little math. Here’s a calculator that can help!

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Get a Better Grip on Soil Health in Just 5 Minutes

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

This article, along with the “Soil Health in a Minute” videos, was first published in June of 2014. We know you’ll enjoy them! As an animal science major at Cornell in the 1980’s, I took a course in soils. I’m not sure if it was the subject matter or the professor, but I just couldn’t […]

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Graze or DIE!

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

Karen Hoffman of the Natural Resources Conservation Service shared this article with us in June of 2015. We’re pretty sure change is as hard as it ever was. Here’s why, and some additional thoughts about how you can get yourself to change. Over a year ago, a friend of mine who is interested in health […]

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Post-Fire Grazing Doesn’t Always Slow Forage Recovery

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Post-Fire Grazing Doesn’t Always Slow Forage Recovery

We originally published this article by Ann Perry of the Agricultural Research Service in June 2015 courtesy of the November/December 2010 issue of Agricultural Research magazine. Given that fire season is headed our way in the west, we knew you’d be interested. If this doesn’t cover your particular area of the country, you might ask your […]

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Try These Simple Steps to Improve Livestock Distribution, Pasture Health, and Your Bottom Line

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Try These Simple Steps to Improve Livestock Distribution, Pasture Health, and Your Bottom Line

From June of 2016, here are some really good ideas from Sean Kelly at South Dakota State University Extension. Sean believes that livestock grazing distribution is something we should all work on because it maximizes how much forage your livestock eat, improves range health and, ultimately, adds up to more profit per acre. “Poor grazing […]

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