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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  /  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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NRCS Helps New Iowa Farmer Develop His Grazing System

By   /  October 10, 2016  /  Grazing Management, USDA, Water, Water quality  /  Comments Off on NRCS Helps New Iowa Farmer Develop His Grazing System

When Iowa livestock producer Ryan Collins bought his 170-acre farm near Harpers Ferry, he knew from experience with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that the agency could help him plan a rotational grazing system. But he didn’t realize he’d get so much more assistance than that. When he first contacted NRCS for assistance, Collins […]

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