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Winter Grazing and Weaning Calves

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Grazing Management, Livestock, Planning  /  Comments Off on Winter Grazing and Weaning Calves

The ranchers in this 4-minute video don’t bring their cattle in and feed them over the winter. They’ve found that bale or swath grazing is a much more economical, low labor way of carrying their stock through the winter. Here they talk about when and how they wean and feed their calves as pat of their […]

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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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Planning For, and Managing Through Drought

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Money Matters, Planning, Water  /  Comments Off on Planning For, and Managing Through Drought

Some readers are in the middle of a severe drought, and it comes for all of us at some point. Having a plan for how to respond and manage through it can help you survive, and even thrive.

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