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Is It Possible for a Cattle Operation to Be Sustainable Without a Subsidy?

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Money Matters  /  3 Comments

This question has been bothering me since attending a workshop a few weeks ago. There were presentations by several producers with the usual stuff, how we do this and why we do it this way. But there were two who really caught my attention. One was a young couple with a 40 acre multi-grazing operation. […]

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Is Glyphosate Killing Bees?

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Consider This  /  3 Comments

This comes to us from the University of Texas at Austin.   The world’s most widely used weed killer may also be indirectly killing bees. New research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts […]

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What Makes Grass Grow Back Fastest – Trampling, Clipping or Cow Spit?

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  17 Comments

Troy started this piece, Kathy Voth added some, and Jim Gerrish shared his observations. And with all that, we’re still not sure we have an answer. Troy: The heifers moved ahead into a fresh break of pasture while I lingered and admired the trample effect that was left behind. The rough residual was a beautiful […]

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Adding More Forage and Reducing Hay Feeding – How a Montana Rancher Did It

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  NRCS, The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Adding More Forage and Reducing Hay Feeding – How a Montana Rancher Did It

We shared this story from the Montana USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service last year about this time to get us all thinking about what we can do during the off season to improve things in the Spring. We hope it helps your 2019 grazing season be even better! It’s these kinds of producer stories that […]

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It’s Officially Fall!

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  The Funnies  /  Comments Off on It’s Officially Fall!

Since we don’t really have Fall in Tucson (which makes me sad), we only know it’s arrived when we start seeing Pumpkin Spice everything!   Thanks to all the On Pasture readers providing financial support. Can you chip in? To be sustainable, we need a community-wide effort. Any amount helps! If it’s an option for you, […]

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