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The Best 120 Seconds on Tillage. Ever.

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

I was at a weed management conference recently when one of the participants asked when we were going to be able to change farmers’ minds about tillage. Here’s an article from the October 2013 issue of On Pasture on just that topic. We all complain about too many commercials. Commercials about soil quality, though…who knew? […]

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On Pasture Needs You in 2017

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  NRCS, The Scoop  /  Comments Off on On Pasture Needs You in 2017

This is a special appeal from On Pasture. We can’t operate without your help. Thanks to the readership and interest of you and everyone else in the On Pasture community, we now offer over 1600 separate articles, with 8 coming out every week. Beginning this year, we also offer 12 Special Collections, so you can […]

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Reducing Heifer Development Costs By Growing Smaller Cows and Using Lower-Quality Forages

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  4 Comments

More recent research is overturning old ideas about heifer development and providing ways to reduce costs while maintaining breed-back rates and longevity in the herd.

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Bamboo as a Season Extending Forage Is Showing Promise

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  13 Comments

Cairncrest Farm in West Winfield, New York is experimenting with Bamboo as a forage for grazing when deep snow makes it difficult for livestock to get to stockpiled pasture forage. Brothers Edmund and Garth Brown started with a lot of reading, testing different varieties over a number of years for their resilience, nutrition analysis and more. Here’s the latest installment in their ongoing on-farm research project.

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Dairy Cows On Pasture: An Environmental Plus

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  Grazing Management  /  Comments Off on Dairy Cows On Pasture: An Environmental Plus

This article comes to us from Ann Perry and the Agricultural Research Service’s Ag Research Journal. It was originally published in the May/June issue of 2011. Every year, a hefty dairy cow tucked away in a snug barn produces more than 20,000 pounds of milk, along with an impressive amount of manure and an array […]

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