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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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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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Breeding Matters

By   /  July 7, 2014  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horses, Livestock, Pigs, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Breeding Matters

Like many of us in the business of grass-farming for livestock production, I have been preoccupied by a persistent question; Nature vs. Nurture, Breeding vs. Management, Genetics vs. Environment, all takes on the same dichotomy. Of course the answer is unequivocally, “YES.” The functionality of an animal for our particular purposes is absolutely the sum […]

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Boost Horse Pasture Productivity

By   /  June 17, 2013  /  Horses, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Boost Horse Pasture Productivity

Our horse pastures can benefit from the same kind of rotational grazing that pastures serving other livestock do. Here are some ideas you can use at home.

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