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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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Minimize the Effects of Drought

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Minimize the Effects of Drought

A few weeks ago, Troy Bishopp shared how lessons learned from the 2012 drought taught him to be better prepared when the 2016 drought hit. Here are ways that you can be as successful as Troy. How do you minimize the effects of drought? Start with a plan. Drought effects on pasture forages can be […]

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Post-Fire Management on Eastern Colorado Rangelands

By   /  April 3, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  6 Comments

Some areas of the country have already seen range fires. With a hot summer on the way, here’s what successful post-fire management looks like.

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Spring Management After Mud Season

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

Last week Greg Judy talked about getting through mud season. This week he describes his management for the rest of the spring that sets him up for year-round grazing.

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