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How to Set Up Good Stock Tanks

By   /  May 16, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  4 Comments

I’ve learned these do’s and don’ts of stock tank installations over the course of my life and am sharing them so you can learn from my experience. The main ‘do’ is to create a pad on which to place your tank. This provides a flat place for the cattle to stand and they don’t move […]

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Livestock Water Tank Tip

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Consider This, Grazing Management, Water  /  1 Comment

Is your water tank full or empty?  Are you going to have to walk out and look? Here’s an easy way to reduce steps when you’re checking to make sure your livestock still have water.  It takes a jug, a wire or some string, and a good sized rock, all things we’re betting you have at […]

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Phosphorus, Your Fields and Pastures, and Water Quality Protection

By   /  April 6, 2015  /  Pasture Health, Water  /  2 Comments

The results of studies in Vermont can help us keep our water clean while we raise good food for our community.

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Strip Grazing Stockpiled Forages

By   /  November 3, 2014  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning, Water  /  3 Comments

As we follow Troy Bishopp’s progress grazing stockpile this fall and winter, you might have questions about the specifics of setting up paddocks. Steve Freeman has some great answers.

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Managing Grazing to Improve Stream Corridors Part II

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Grazing Management, Planning, Water  /  Comments Off on Managing Grazing to Improve Stream Corridors Part II

In Part I of this series, we looked at a variety of ways to create paddocks so that we could water livestock from streams while at the same time managing them to improve stream corridors.  But in some cases, using streams as a water source can lead to damage, or can prevent livestock from grazing […]

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