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An Excerpt From Kathy’s Favorite New Farming Book

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on An Excerpt From Kathy’s Favorite New Farming Book

About a month ago, I shared a review of Start Your Farm: The Authoritative Guide for Becoming a Sustainable 21st Century Farmer, by one of our On Pasture authors, Forrest Pritchard, and co-author Ellen Polishuk. Now, I’m tickled that the book’s publisher has selected On Pasture to share an excerpt from the book. Click here […]

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Don’t Worry About Your Bills

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  The Funnies  /  Comments Off on Don’t Worry About Your Bills

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How Much Winter Feed/Forage Do I Need? Am I Feeding the Right Animals?

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  NRCS, The Classic by NatGLC  /  2 Comments

From November of 2017, here are two questions we ask ourselves every year. I often talk about taking inventory of winter feedstuff.  I’m primarily measuring dry matter, e.g. hay, pasture, stockpile, crop residue, and grazeable annuals still left.  Fall rains certainly helped to green things up and provide some new growth, but that won’t last […]

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Improving the Power and Reliability of the Charge for Your Solar Powered Fencer

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

Dean Schneider of Bell Rule Genetics wasn’t satisfied with the typical all-in-one solar charged fencers he’d used. He’d tried a variety of brands and found they weren’t as reliable as he liked, he couldn’t get as much power out of them as he needed, and the batteries kept going bad. Since there was no electrical […]

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Beef and Bobwhites – How to Maximize Livestock Production While Helping Wildlife

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  Forage, NRCS, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on Beef and Bobwhites – How to Maximize Livestock Production While Helping Wildlife

Thanks to Nick Schell, a wildlife biologist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service for sharing this article with us. I added the section pointing out conservation practices that farmers and ranchers might receive assistance in implementing. You’re probably familiar with the northern bobwhite and its decline. The bobwhite, or what many of us call […]

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