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Pasture Walk at the Judy Farm

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

Sometimes the best way to learn something new is to visit another farmer or rancher to see how they do things. With that in mind, Greg Judy sent us this video so that you can take a virtual visit to his farm in Missouri. It shows him moving his cattle from one pasture to the […]

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New Mexico Ranch Recovers During Drought With Rotational Grazing

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  3 Comments

When Nancy Ranney and her siblings took over the family ranch in 2002, they decided to try something different: Planned rotational grazing. Instead of 19 pastures grazed year-round by 18 herds, they put all the cattle in one herd and split the ranch into 31 pastures. As Nancy says, “By moving them across the landscape […]

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More Farmers Are Winter Grazing

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

This story comes to us from Civil Eats, a daily news source for critical thought about the American food system. In working on this story, reporter Caroline Abels contacted us at On Pasture to find out more about winter grazing and interviewed two On Pasture authors, Troy Bishopp and Jim Gerrish. After an early season […]

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How I Adapted My Grazing When the Weather Made Things Tough

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  1 Comment

When the weather gave Don and Betty Ashford lemons, they worked with what they had to extend a tough grazing season anyway, which is a lot better than lemonade! Don shares this story as an example of how you can do things differently, and hopes that you’ll share your stories too!

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Using Pasture Pro Posts as Corner Braces

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  Comments Off on Using Pasture Pro Posts as Corner Braces

Jim Gerrish experiments with fencing supplies so you don’t have to. Here are the results of a 5-year test to see how different size fiberglass posts hold up when used as braces so you’ll know when you ought to spend just a bit more to get the results you’re looking for.

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