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Keyline plowing results: 522,720 worms for $280

By   /  June 24, 2013  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  13 Comments

How something is tested is just as important as the results. Part of the scientific method is just figuring out if you asked the right questions and tested appropriately. So here we more fully describe what we did, existing conditions, and the farmers’ management.

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Evaluating Potential Pasture Land, Part 3

By   /  June 24, 2013  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters, NRCS  /  Comments Off on Evaluating Potential Pasture Land, Part 3

In addition to the property features discussed in my last article, there are three more categories to evaluate before you decide to lease or buy pastureland. It is crucial that your landowner or realtor give you a complete tour of the land, or give you permission to look around yourself. Take into account any man-made […]

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Grazing Management Basics

By   /  June 24, 2013  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Grazing Management Basics

You’re a grazier, so you know some of these things, but it never hurts to take another look at the basics, especially if you’re thinking of making a change to your management.

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Ice Cream Dreams

By   /  June 24, 2013  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Ice Cream Dreams

Editors Note:  Man does not live by grazing alone, so here’s an important summer time break.  Thanks, Troy, for sharing a little history, the delicious pictures, and the joy of supporting local dairies.  (This article previously appeared in Lancaster Farming.) As the sweet locust blossoms of early June attract the bees to its fragrant nectar, […]

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Mob Grazing With Chickens

By   /  June 24, 2013  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  1 Comment

Maybe you don’t have enough land to raise cattle, sheep or pigs.  Maybe you’re thinking about diversifying your operation.  In either case you’ll want to check out Forrest Pritchard’s latest blog post.  In it he describes how to use electric netting to create long narrow stretches of pasture that chickens can graze and trample as […]

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