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Cooperative Farming/Ranching – Frameworks for Working Together

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Cooperative Farming/Ranching – Frameworks for Working Together

Working together can make things easier and better, especially if you know how to set yourselves up for success. Here’s a resource that will make that a lot easier to do!

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Pasture Management: Perennial or Annual Forages?

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  4 Comments

One of the questions grazing farmers often ask are, what type of forages will grow well on their farms or, which will best suit their livestock?  It’s probably no surprise that the simple answer is “lots of them!” as opposed to one or two annuals. Thus, most grazing farmers should aim for as much forage […]

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Mob Grazing in the Winter – A Good Time to Start

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  1 Comment

We began using MG way back in the early 90′s during the winter with stockpiled fescue on rented farms. Each year we came to trust more and more what we were doing until we eventually sold all of our hay equipment. One of the best decision we’ve ever made. It was the key to making […]

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You’ll Bring Your Own Hot Dog to Your Sister’s Because You Won’t Eat Her Cooking, But You’ll Stand By Her Forever

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  The Scoop  /  Comments Off on You’ll Bring Your Own Hot Dog to Your Sister’s Because You Won’t Eat Her Cooking, But You’ll Stand By Her Forever

This week’s article about cooperative farming/ranching frameworks reminded us that helping each other and working together is in our blood.  None of us would have made it without our clan. In the late 1800s Kathy’s great-grandpa Voth came from the Ukraine to Newton, Kansas, a young boy arriving at a train station with nothing but a few coins in […]

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How Do I Know When My Cattle Are Finished?

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on How Do I Know When My Cattle Are Finished?

Here’s a great video to help you answer that question.  You’ll follow a handsome, grass-fed and finished, Lakota Ranch, Devon steer around the pen as Jeremy Engh shows how he evaluates a finished animal. In just 7 minutes you’ll have the information you need. Here’s your link, tablet users.

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