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Cattle and Bison are Better Than You At Feed Mixing

By   /  August 24, 2015  /  Beef Cattle, Behavior, Bison, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Cattle and Bison are Better Than You At Feed Mixing

If you give them the opportunity, your livestock can mix their own diets so that they gain weight well, and do it for less money.

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Breeding Matters Part IV: Culling for Fertility

By   /  November 3, 2014  /  Beef Cattle, Bison, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horses, Livestock, Pigs, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep  /  4 Comments

You can breed however you’d like. To be truly successful, breed for fertility, and breed for your farm. Morgan delves deeper into how.

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Line Breeding is Good For Profit

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  Beef Cattle, Bison, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horses, Livestock, Pigs, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep  /  2 Comments

A couple months ago I wrote an article for On Pasture called Breeding Matters. I briefly alluded to Line Breeding as a method of getting greater consistency and uniformity of type in one’s herd or flock. Many graziers I talk to essentially say, “So why should I care how my cattle are bred, or my […]

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Management-Intensive Grazing With Bison

By   /  September 1, 2014  /  Bison, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Management-Intensive Grazing With Bison

I was lucky enough to visit Mark Kossler when he was the manager of Turner Enterprises’ Vermejo Park Ranch in New Mexico. The ranch was one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. There was the natural beauty, and the beauty of how the ranch was managed, and the beauty of the mountain […]

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