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Do You Have These Traits of a Successful Grazing Manager?

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  1 Comment

The ten concepts and principles outlined here are all employed daily by successful farmers and ranchers.

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What Should You Charge for Prescribed Grazing?

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Marketing, Money Matters, Planning, Start Ups  /  1 Comment

Note from Kathy: I get this question a lot from folks who’d like to make money running livestock to manage vegetation. What they’re hoping I’ll give them is a solid dollar figure per animal. But it’s not so easy. Here, Dave Pratt tells you how to figure the right dollar figure for your business. There […]

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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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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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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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