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Try It Before You Buy It – Is That New Practice Worth the Investment?

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Here’s how to do a little reading, or a small pilot project to find out if you should spend your money.

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Rachel and Kathy are co-editors of On Pasture. They often collaborate on articles so that you get the best they have to offer.


  1. Frank Egan says:

    G’day, you are so right,these days photo recording is so easy.You can use a simple spreadsheet to record days grazed and total grazing pressure for a single paddock over the 12 month period.Frank

  2. Paul Nehring says:

    The tools and processes of good science can help us make observations without fooling ourselves.

    Holistic management suggests that when we make a decision, such as a decision to use a new product, that test that decision. It goes even further by suggesting that we assume we are wrong about that decision, because the easiest person to fool is ourselves.

    In other words become a detective to find if somebody (maybe you) is trying to hoodwink you into believing something works. Usually it’s the emotional part of our own minds that hijacks the more rational part of our brains. Let your rational brain test your emotional brain through some experimentation.

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