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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]