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Portable Solar Water Pump for Watering Livestock

By   /  May 30, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  Comments Off on Portable Solar Water Pump for Watering Livestock

This video comes to us from the Full Belly Project and shows a mobile solar pump system to take advantage of small streams and other water sources to provide watering for livestock in small pastures.  It includes a solar panel on what looks like a 2-wheeled cart, some piping and a pump. A team of […]

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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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