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Is Mob Grazing as Effective as We Thought?

By   /  November 6, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  14 Comments

At the American Forage and Grassland Council’s annual meeting in Roanoke, Virginia, this past January, I was asked to summarize and present the scientific literature on mob grazing. This article provides a distilled version of that research summary. Introduction and Terminology Rotational grazing (RG) has been promoted by many land-grant universities and USDA-NRCS for a […]

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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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Do You Have These Traits of a Successful Grazing Manager?

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Do You Have These Traits of a Successful Grazing Manager?

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

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