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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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Fencing Solutions You’ll Like

By   /  June 20, 2016  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  7 Comments

It’s that time of year when you’re putting up fence, taking it down and wondering if there’s a better way. We thought we’d help out with some suggestions. Then, add your own ideas in the comments. Your fellow farmers and ranchers can use all the fencing help they can get! 🙂 Electric Fencing With Trees […]

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These Simple Steps Can Improve Livestock Distribution, Pasture Quality and Your Bottom Line

By   /  June 6, 2016  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Water  /  Comments Off on These Simple Steps Can Improve Livestock Distribution, Pasture Quality and Your Bottom Line

Sean Kelly, extension range management specialist at South Dakota State University Extension, 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 distribution throughout a pasture is like feed waste […]

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