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Great Fence: Electrified High-Tensile Woven Wire

By   /  August 26, 2013  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  8 Comments

Rebekah Perry sent us this piece on her experience with electric fencing. We’d love to hear from you about your own experience as well!

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Knap-Time

By   /  August 26, 2013  /  Forage, Grazing Management, Pasture Health  /  4 Comments

Troy has some great ideas and experience dealing with pesky knapweed. By the end of the article you might be thinking of it as an excellent forage too!

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Meat CSAs and Lockers – A New Direct Marketing Opportunity

By   /  August 26, 2013  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Meat CSAs and Lockers – A New Direct Marketing Opportunity

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””] Matt LeRoux, an agriculture marketing specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Ithaca, NY, is creating a win-win opportunity for livestock producers and their customers.  His “Meat Locker” project helps producers find direct-market customers who will purchase in bulk, and then provides customers with a place to store the meat they buy. […]

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Dear Reader

By   /  August 26, 2013  /  The Scoop  /  4 Comments

Hi, A few weeks ago I received a diagnosis that rocked my world, but not in the good way. This sort of event is bound to happen in our lives, either to ourselves or to loved ones. Even knowing the “normalness” of this earthshaking experience doesn’t seem to lessen its hold on me. Instead, I […]

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Figuring the “Marginal Value” on Calf Weights

By   /  August 26, 2013  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  3 Comments

When you’re raising calves for sale, how do you know if you should feed that supplement, spend time and money on pasture improvements, or make other investments to increase weaning weights? Well, you do a little math. Here’s a calculator that can help!

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