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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  /  No Comments

Here’s how the Wessel family got help to add more water, and set up their grazing plan.

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Greg Judy Talks Fencing, Leasing, Cow-Size and More

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Water  /  2 Comments

What are the best reels, fence posts and wire you can use for your temporary fences? What are some rates you might offer for leasing a farm/pasture? What size cows winter well on pasture? How do you set up your watering system? What are your secrets to success? These are just a few of the […]

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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  /  Comments Off on Planning For, and Managing Through Drought

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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