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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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What is “Back-Grazing” and Should You Do It?

By   /  April 25, 2016  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  1 Comment

A common question for graziers is what does ‘back-grazing’ mean. Then their next question becomes for how long is back-grazing acceptable? Back-grazing means letting livestock go back across areas that have been previously grazed, usually to access a fixed water point. What we are trying to avoid is allowing animals to bite off regrowth occurring […]

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How To Anchor Temporary Fences

By   /  April 11, 2016  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  Comments Off on How To Anchor Temporary Fences

Editors’ Note: Awhile back Jim wrote an article on why he prefers managing his cattle with electric fencing. One of his reasons was that it just makes him happy. And maybe he’s happy because he uses good equipment and he’s figured out how to make the best use of it. So here’s some suggestions he […]

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Why Bother With Fences and Management-intensive Grazing?

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  6 Comments

Fencing is a big part of Management-intensive grazing. And that’s one of the reasons many of us avoid it. But here Jim explains why it really isn’t that bad, and could make you happier too.

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