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Setting Up Fences and Water for Dairy Grazing – With a Little Help From Some Grants

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Setting Up Fences and Water for Dairy Grazing – With a Little Help From Some Grants

In December we introduced you to Jonathan and Maryann Connor, owners of Providence Dairy in Addison, Vermont who are making the move to pasture-based dairying. Even if you’re not a dairy grazier there are some hints here about grant assistance that could work for your operation. Jonathan, Maryann are working with Cheryl Cesario, a Grazing […]

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The New Grazing Charts Are Here :-)The New Grazing Charts Are Here!

By   /  January 2, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  3 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Troy sends out his grazing charts so we can prepare for the upcoming grazing season!

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On Becoming a Professional Grazier

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

Why in the world would you want to be a Grazier? Here are some upsides and some of the challenges.

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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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