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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  /  No Comments

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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What Works for Wildlife Is Also Better for Montana Rancher and Her Livestock

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning, Water  /  1 Comment

Janet Endecott thought she was just being nice when she agreed to improve fish habitat on her ranch. It turns out the livestock loved the change too!

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Roaring Springs Ranch Doubles Its Herd Thanks to Holistic Management

By   /  July 10, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Roaring Springs Ranch Doubles Its Herd Thanks to Holistic Management

In the first 10 years of managing holistically, Roaring Springs Ranch was able to double their carrying capacity. Then, because of their improved grazing practices, wildlife habitat improved as well. The sage grouse population has increased by 30% and the redband trout population is up 80%. So what is ranch manager Stacy Davies doing that […]

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Holistic Management to the Rescue

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Holistic Management to the Rescue

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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