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Minimize the Effects of Drought

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Minimize the Effects of Drought

A few weeks ago, Troy Bishopp shared how lessons learned from the 2012 drought taught him to be better prepared when the 2016 drought hit. Here are ways that you can be as successful as Troy. How do you minimize the effects of drought? Start with a plan. Drought effects on pasture forages can be […]

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How the Sand Ranch Became Profitable (And How You Can Do It Too!)

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on How the Sand Ranch Became Profitable (And How You Can Do It Too!)

This is the first in a series that ran through May of 2016. It takes us through the changes that Cody and Deanna Sand made to their operation that mad their ranch profitable and their lives more fun. Cody and Deanna shared their story at NatGLC’s 2015 grazing conference. Enjoy! The year that they sold […]

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Is Where to Cut Costs the Right Question?

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Is Where to Cut Costs the Right Question?

Enhance Your Grazing Knowledge: This was the title of a grazing conference that I had the opportunity to be a part of on Mar. 16 and 17. This conference was sponsored by the Arkansas Grazing Lands Coalition and due to the demand was held in two locations. Thursday the 16th we were at Arkansas Tech […]

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Regain Genetic Parasite Resistance

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Regain Genetic Parasite Resistance

What is the first line of defense when parasites attack livestock? A drug (chemical) is immediately purchased and applied to the animal. Does it work? Yes, it usually does. For how long? Days, weeks, months, rarely more than one year and then the predators return. Or does the chemical become ineffective after several years of […]

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Seeing the Pasture for the Trees

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  2 Comments

Shade is a common concern. It imposes some limitations on growing a productive pasture, but working creatively to manage trees, grass, and animals in balance can yield unique rewards.

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