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Greg Judy Talks Fencing, Leasing, Cow-Size and More

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Water  /  2 Comments

What are the best reels, fence posts and wire you can use for your temporary fences? What are some rates you might offer for leasing a farm/pasture? What size cows winter well on pasture? How do you set up your watering system? What are your secrets to success? These are just a few of the […]

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Dairy Cows Head to Pasture for the First Time on Providence Farm

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  Dairy Cattle, Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning, Water  /  3 Comments

Vermont’s Providence Dairy is transitioning from a tie-stall barn to pasture-based dairying. Here are some of the challenges the Connors faced this first spring and how they’ve solved them.

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Paddock Design and Stockmanship – Part 2: The Case for Middle of the Run Gates

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  11 Comments

Changing infrastructure, and changing our minds about how we move cattle is key to middle-of-the-run gates. Here’s how it works, and why you’ll find it easier.

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Paddock Design and Stockmanship – Part 1

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Behavior, Fencing, Grazing Management, Livestock  /  2 Comments

Here are some thoughts on paddock and gate set up that consider animal behavior and how we work with our livestock. Hint – those gates don’t belong in the corner.

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What Works for Wildlife Is Also Better for Montana Rancher and Her Livestock

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning, Water  /  1 Comment

Janet Endecott thought she was just being nice when she agreed to improve fish habitat on her ranch. It turns out the livestock loved the change too!

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