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How to Get Started In the Cattle Business

By   /  December 12, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

The Louisiana Ranchers and Growers Association is putting together a series of instructional videos on raising cattle. The first one features On Pasture author Don Ashford. He and his wife Betty have been in the cattle business since 1956. With that many years behind him, he’s got a good idea of what works and what […]

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Swath Grazing: Extending the grazing season

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

Producers are always looking to cut costs in livestock operations because of marginal profit opportunities in commodity based markets. One proposed way to cut fall/winter feeding costs is to extend the grazing season and allow the livestock to harvest the resource instead of relying on mechanical harvest. This will reduce the labor required to cut, […]

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Bale Grazing Dos and Don’ts

By   /  November 14, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  5 Comments

If you’re going to be feeding your livestock this winter, bale grazing could be right for you. It can save you time and money and even improve your pastures. Here are some tips from the Manitoba Grazing Council to help you get started and make it work for you. How Many Bales Should You Put […]

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It Doesn’t Take Long for a Change in Grazing to Make a Difference

By   /  October 3, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Why bother changing my grazing system? It probably won’t make much difference anyway,” here are some pictures to consider. They come from the McGinn Ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska and show some good improvement in just 2 years.

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Protect Your Pastures and Hay Fields While Fall Grazing

By   /  September 19, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  4 Comments

Be careful not to hurt your pasture stand this fall. Read about tips for successful fall pasture management.

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