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Grazing Reduces Yellow Starthistle

By   /  September 12, 2016  /  Pasture Health, Weeds  /  2 Comments

With its 2-inch long spines, you might think that it’s not a plant that livestock would graze. But studies show that cattle, goats and sheep can graze it and help control it.

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Weeds Are NOT the Problem!

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Pasture Health, Weeds  /  3 Comments

In the last few weeks I have attended a couple of field day, farm tour type of affairs. To my knowledge none of them were sponsored by any of the chemical companies directly, but listening to the folks putting on these things you could very easily believe were in the employ of these companies. At […]

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Spring “To Do” List for Grass Managers

By   /  March 21, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil, Weeds  /  Comments Off on Spring “To Do” List for Grass Managers

As winter loosens its surly grip and dreams of spring abound, it’s a good time to remind yourself how important it is to actively managing your grass and forage resources. There is no secret formula and only one rule: Think grass first. If you ask yourself “what’s best in the long term for my forage […]

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High Density Grazing for Spotted Knapweed Suppression

By   /  February 8, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  5 Comments

Spraying herbicides wasn’t doing the job of reducing spotted knapweed and was just reducing legumes and other forbs in pasture. So Jim decided to work with his cattle to take care of the problem and create healthier pastures. The results were tremendous!

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Can Cows Eat Woolly Croton?

By   /  December 21, 2015  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  1 Comment

When I was in Grapevine, Texas last week, lots of folks asked me if they could use my training technique to teach cows to eat Woolly Croton. Woolly Croton (Croton capitatus) is also known as goat weed or dove weed, because dove, quail and turkeys love the seeds it produces. That means that hunters appreciate […]

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