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What Should I Do About My Pasture Weeds?

By   /  March 24, 2014  /  3 Comments

Those aren’t “weeds” you’re seeing. That’s great alternative forage! So why not take advantage of it this spring. It’s even on sale.

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This is an example of the progress trained heifers made on reducing leafy spurge in pasture at Grant
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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.

3 Comments

  1. Geralyn Devereaux says:

    You Can Teach 25 Cows to Eat Weeds in 8 Hours Over 7 Days For Less Than $100
    but It turns out that it takes 10 years of data before farmers and ranchers will consider something new, and then another 10 years after that until the practice is common. Have they no sense of curiousity? or adventure? no courage? no common sense? *sigh* God help us…

    • Kathy Voth says:

      I prefer to think that it’s just animal/human behavior. Change is hard, new things are risky, and we need proof that something is safe before we make a change. Knowing the timeframes lets me work with folks to speed up the process a bit. 🙂

  2. Chip Hines says:

    Great article, Kathy. Free feed under a cows nose. Like so many other things we need to do, it only takes management.

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