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Quivira Coalition Improves Rangelands and Prevents Fist Fights

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Quivira Coalition Improves Rangelands and Prevents Fist Fights

The first week of November, Rachel and I took On Pasture to the Quivira Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico to meet people and expand On Pasture’s content to better serve our western readers. This great learning opportunity was best summed up by the last speaker, Lesli Allison of the Western Landowners Alliance. Having attended many […]

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Nitrate Awareness: Is Your Herd Safe?

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Forage, Livestock, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on Nitrate Awareness: Is Your Herd Safe?

I just got the forage test results back from the lab and the nitrate score was 3,000. Am I in trouble? Every year I get multiple questions similar to this one. Unfortunately, with just this information I’m unable to give a useful answer. So – the first question I ask is “Was this reported as […]

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Tennessee Farmer Creates Top-Notch Turkey Habitat While Improving Grazing Lands

By   /  November 21, 2016  /  Grazing Management, NRCS, USDA  /  4 Comments

When it comes to understanding and improving turkey habitat restoration, there are few more knowledgeable than farmer Chuck Borum in Pulaski, Tennessee. Borum bought a few hundred acres a decade ago with the intent of raising cattle, but with time, he saw how he could also establish top-notch turkey habitat. “Initially, we only had a […]

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Thanksgiving Day Adjustments

By   /  November 21, 2016  /  The Funnies  /  Comments Off on Thanksgiving Day Adjustments

Don’t forget to do this before Turkey Day!

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Heritage Turkeys – These Breeds Are a Tasty Alternative

By   /  November 21, 2016  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  2 Comments

Of the 200,000,000 turkeys that are raised annually, only about 25,000 are heritage breeds. The reason for this is economics. The modern hybrid variety (Broad Breasted Bronze or Giant White) grows much more quickly. It is ready for market at 14 to 16 weeks compared to 25 to 30 weeks for a heritage breed. That […]

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