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What To Do About This Year’s Flu

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  The Scoop  /  1 Comment

As a seasoned worrier, I’m worrying about all of you getting this year’s particularly nasty strain of the flu. Flu expert Daniel Jernigan says, “Of the viruses we hate, we hate H3N2 more than the other ones.” That’s because this fifty year old virus is more able to change quickly to get around the body’s […]

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Winter Frost-Seeding For Better Summer Pastures

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

From January 2017, Genevieve’s tips can help you adjust your winter grazing now for frost-seeding to prep for summer. Frost-seeding is one form of over-seeding, in which you can use legumes to economically and quickly thicken a pasture or a perennial hayfield in late winter. Though no-till drilling has more guarantee of success, frost seeding […]

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Feeding Cows For Cold Weather? They Need More!

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Feeding Cows For Cold Weather? They Need More!

We think you already know this. But do you have the breakdown of how much more they need depending on the temperature, wind chill, and how wet or dry their coats are?

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Unrolling Hay for Feed and Pasture Fertility

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

Here’s Greg Judy, up at the crack of dawn to show us how he unrolls hay for feed and for pasture fertility. He’s strip grazing to feed 300 cattle, and unrolling a 1500 bale to supplement them. He uses his ATV and a homemade bale unroller. It’s a lightweight solution that prevents driving ruts into […]

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Baling Twine Part 2

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  The Funnies  /  2 Comments

Yes, some folks have cause to hate baling twine. But we really do use it for everything! (And here’s Part 1 if you missed it.)

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