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How to Grow a Goat Grazing Business Part 1

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Goats, Livestock  /  2 Comments

In 2004, I opened Rent-A-Ruminant LLC in Western Washington State. I started with a handful of goats, no experience and not a clue how to start and run the business. There were only two of us goat rentals in the State of WA at the time. It was still a fledgling industry and took a […]

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Winter Grazing Through Extreme Cold and Deep Snow

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Grazing Management, Livestock  /  1 Comment

One of the biggest challenges farmers and ranchers face is feeding their livestock through winter. It can be costly and time consuming. But as the seventeen ranchers in this video series demonstrate, bale, swath or corn grazing on pasture is a way to make the winter more profitable while freeing up a lot of time. […]

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Regulating the Sugar Intake of Horses on Pasture

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Horses, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Not long ago we got a question from a reader: “I am an equine conservationist in Maryland. I am working to promote rotational grazing for small horse property owners. I would really like to see some information about grass combinations for horses with insulin resistance and varieties that would allow for longer grazing times. We […]

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Is Your Beef Finished? Use Frame and Body Condition Score to Find Out

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

These are helpful tips for figuring out if your animal will be well-marbled and tender while it’s still on the hoof.

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Save Money By Not Overfeeding Protein

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Reduce your feed bills by understanding the role TDN plays in getting the cow the protein she needs.

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