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How Long Should a Pasture Recovery Period Be? – Part 2

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

Last week, Dave Pratt of Ranch Management Consultants talked about pasture recovery periods, focusing on what happens when forages are severely grazed. This week he applies his principle of “leaving more leaves” to show how this works as forages change through the growing season. The biggest mistake people make in grazing management is providing too […]

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Drought Helps a Texas Rancher Turn the Corner to More Water and Forage

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Grazing Management, NRCS  /  Comments Off on Drought Helps a Texas Rancher Turn the Corner to More Water and Forage

In the drought of 2009, Kregg and Diana McKenny’s well ran dry. They had to haul water, and ultimately sell all their livestock except for 2 retired horses. The well that had served his family’s ranch since the 1940s, and that got them through drought in the 1950s, just couldn’t keep up any longer. Even […]

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How to Get Water to Livestock in a Rotational Grazing System

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on How to Get Water to Livestock in a Rotational Grazing System

If there’s no water in a pasture, it doesn’t matter how much grass it has. Here are examples from your fellow farmers and ranchers of how they put water where they needed it, drawn from a 2014 issue of On Pasture. Getting water to livestock in pasture can be a challenge and farmers and ranchers […]

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How to Diaper Your Chicken

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  The Funnies  /  Comments Off on How to Diaper Your Chicken

I’d recommend against it, because we like the manure on the pasture….but if you really must!   And if you’ve got a kid that just insists on bringing a chicken inside, maybe you do need a chicken diaper. Here’s the website to check out.

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Tooth and Nail: Ranching With Predators

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Consider This  /  5 Comments

Last month On Pasture asked: “What’s the best way to protect your livestock from predators?” and provided information from the Livestock-Predator Hub as food for thought. Turns out, On Pasture author John Marble has been thinking about predators for a long time. I hope you enjoy his thoughts. _________________________ My relationship with predators goes way […]

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