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Grazing Without Fences: the Economics of Supplement Blocks to Target Grazing

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Behavior, Grazing Management, Livestock, Money Matters  /  1 Comment

Are your livestock under-using some parts of your pasture? Would you like an alternative to fencing to get them to graze in those places? Well, here’s a potential solution for moving your livestock across large landscapes and help them gain more weight too. Xcel-based calculators are included to help you estimate costs of using this tool.

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Your Success Comes From Pasture Plant Structure and Quality and Animals’ Grazing Skills

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Behavior, Forage, Livestock, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on Your Success Comes From Pasture Plant Structure and Quality and Animals’ Grazing Skills

Forage intake is key to animal performance. Grazers do best when the forage is a certain height and quality, AND when they have experience with grazing those kinds of plants.

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The Best Bacon Ever

By   /  August 24, 2015  /  The Funnies  /  Comments Off on The Best Bacon Ever

Is this label USDA approved? Is their bacon grass-fed?  Does anyone care?

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Cattle and Bison are Better Than You At Feed Mixing

By   /  August 24, 2015  /  Beef Cattle, Behavior, Bison, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Cattle and Bison are Better Than You At Feed Mixing

If you give them the opportunity, your livestock can mix their own diets so that they gain weight well, and do it for less money.

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Healthy Soils Hold Water, But Not Too Much

By   /  August 24, 2015  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Healthy Soils Hold Water, But Not Too Much

Here’s how to make sure your soils hold enough water, but not too much.

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