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Solutions for Winter Watering While Grazing

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

What do you do about water in the winter, especially if your cattle are grazing the whole season? These Alberta ranchers have a variety of solutions. Some use frost-free nose pumps, others pump water, and some let the cattle use the snow around them. It turns out, having water in each pasture isn’t necessary. “We […]

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Shoulder Season Grazing Strategies

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  No Comments

Use what you’ve got now to extend your grazing a little longer this season.

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Heads Up On Irrigating and Toxic Plants as We Move Into Fall

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning, Water  /  No Comments

A question on irrigating pasture was brought up last week. Here in Indiana, there are typically only portions of three months where moisture may be lacking including July, August, and September. The first question to consider is the water source.  It will take a very good one.  One acre inch of water is a lot […]

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Assistance for Adding More Grass, Reducing Hay Feeding

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, NRCS, Planning, Water  /  Comments Off on Assistance for Adding More Grass, Reducing Hay Feeding

Here’s how the Wessel family got help to add more water, and set up their grazing plan.

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Results-Oriented Grazing for Ecological Resiliency

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  Grazing Management  /  Comments Off on Results-Oriented Grazing for Ecological Resiliency

Government agencies are relying on ranchers’ expertise to help guide federal management of plants and wildlife. In turn, ranchers are seeking flexibility in their federal livestock grazing permits. Together they’re working towards healthy sage rangelands and economically viable livestock operations.

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