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Is Swath Grazing for You?

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Grazing Management  /  7 Comments

You may not be swath grazing this year, but as you feed your livestock this winter, consider if this is something to try next year.

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Swath Grazing: Extending the grazing season

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

Producers are always looking to cut costs in livestock operations because of marginal profit opportunities in commodity based markets. One proposed way to cut fall/winter feeding costs is to extend the grazing season and allow the livestock to harvest the resource instead of relying on mechanical harvest. This will reduce the labor required to cut, […]

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Tennessee Farmer Creates Top-Notch Turkey Habitat While Improving Grazing Lands

By   /  November 21, 2016  /  Grazing Management, USDA  /  4 Comments

When it comes to understanding and improving turkey habitat restoration, there are few more knowledgeable than farmer Chuck Borum in Pulaski, Tennessee. Borum bought a few hundred acres a decade ago with the intent of raising cattle, but with time, he saw how he could also establish top-notch turkey habitat. “Initially, we only had a […]

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Bale Grazing Dos and Don’ts

By   /  November 14, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  5 Comments

If you’re going to be feeding your livestock this winter, bale grazing could be right for you. It can save you time and money and even improve your pastures. Here are some tips from the Manitoba Grazing Council to help you get started and make it work for you. How Many Bales Should You Put […]

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Tips As You Prep for Winter Grazing and Feeding

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  Grazing Management  /  Comments Off on Tips As You Prep for Winter Grazing and Feeding

It is the time of year to be thinking about winter or at least preparing for it. So what should we be thinking about? We’ve discussed some of these before, but friendly reminders are never bad. Balance Livestock with Forage It is a good idea to evaluate and balance grazing livestock with available feed. To […]

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