Thursday, June 20, 2024
HomeNotes From KathyAdapt or…...

Adapt or……

Quotation-Max-Mckeown-evolution-success-improvement-failure-inspirational-innovation-change-Meetville-Quotes-150192This issue of On Pasture is all about adapting:

• Feeding stock through the winter can be hard and expensive. Setting up your grazing plan so you can start stockpiling is a way of adapting so that you can have an easier winter.

• One way to manage weeds is to try to get rid of them.  But is that really a win?  You might want to adapt to what’s in your pasture by just getting your livestock to eat them.

• Forrest Pritchard is now on version 3.0 of how to raise pigs on pasture because he’s been adapting based on what he’s learned. Now he’s sharing all his versions so you can see what fits for you.

• Lyle “Spud” Edwards has had a lot to adapt to over the years. He started with a love of cows and built a whole operation around that, adapting as he went. He’s a great example of resilience at work!

• And then there’s Beer and the threat that climate change may cost us a tasty beverage. We just love how the scientists in this story are searching for solutions and have found ways to help barley to adapt.

mccallum-1Each of these stories is a small example of how people are constantly changing and trying to improve things and that’s what gives us hope. If you’re reading On Pasture, we know that you’re in the middle of that process too.  We’re happy to have you with us, and if you have questions that we might answer about ways you can adapt to make you and your operation more successful, let us know!

Thanks for reading!

Kathy and Rachel


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Kathy Voth
Kathy Voth
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.

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