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Winter Grazing – A Better Way to Feed

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While the grasshopper is enjoying the summer, the ant is always getting ready for the winter. Typically graziers and all producers are the ants, working away to make sure livestock and their communities will have food for the whole year. Still, there’s no reason that the life of an ant can’t be made a little easier and more profitable. This video describes how stockpiling and then strip grazing through the winter can save you time and money while improving your pastures.

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Brad Storie, Cattle Producer, is happy he started winter grazing on his farm. You’ve heard of stoc
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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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  1. I dug up an answer on the powerflex site. Basically, I need to provide 2.5-3% of my cow’s bodyweight per day. That gives me what I need for a jumping off point.

  2. Not taking away from the article which was good, that video was great. I’m glad you included it.

    I would ask, are there any suggestions for number of acres to begin stockpiling in August? I have heard Greg Judy suggest setting 1/3rd of the farm aside and he’s in the same climate with the same forage as is on our farm. But, is there a rule of thumb of acres/head based on frost dates or expected snow cover duration?

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