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Holistic Management to the Rescue

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  No Comments

Over the past four years On Pasture has shared articles about farmers and ranchers who have used Holistic Management as a tool to go from debt to profit, from mediocre animal performance to something much better, and from pastures and range that were in poor condition, to a landscape that is functioning and that works […]

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Timely Tips for Managing What’s Happening in Pastures Now

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  1 Comment

This is great info for those folks on irrigated pasture or those in areas of decent precipitation. For those of you working in the arid west and parts of Texas, see if this gives you ideas for how to manage your drier forages.

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Beginning Farmers’ Success with Managed, Multi-Species Grazing, Cover Crops and More

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

Shane and Jessica Blair are new Minnesota farmers getting started with the help of a team from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Here’s how it worked for them. See if there are resources here that might be useful to you, no matter where you are in your farming/ranching career.

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The “Lazy L” Gets You Ready for Herd and Stocking Rate Changes

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

A beef producer needs a set of “liquid cattle” – the group that is easy to round up and sell as weather changes, feed becomes short or the labor force changes. Selling this group creates opportunity for the remaining herd by lessening the demands on the operation. Life does not always go the direction that […]

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Please Keep Off the Grass: Post-Drought Grazing Management

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Please Keep Off the Grass: Post-Drought Grazing Management

For many livestock producers it has been a difficult year requiring significant amounts of extra feed. Now it is the beginning of May and things are greening up nicely. Here in New Hampshire we have gotten a good amount of moisture so our drought conditions are easing and disappearing. I know many producers who are […]

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