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Is There One Right Answer?

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  NRCS, The Scoop  /  4 Comments

When I was working for the Bureau of Land Management and stationed at Utah State University, a friend and I started an internship program called “Tehabi.” It gave students the background and experience they needed to work for land management agencies like the National Park Service, the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, and helped […]

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You Do Not Have to Move Cows Every Day

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  9 Comments

You do not have to move cows every day to build soil health. You don’t always have to stretch polywire to implement rotational grazing. Sometimes you will have to feed hay, and this can be as constructive as it is destructive. There is a growing trend that I am seeing in “regenerative” agriculture to push […]

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A Bull Named Pron

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on A Bull Named Pron

We were over at John Seal’s one day looking to buy some of those big Holstein heifers from Wisconsin that he would go up there and get about twice a year. We were trying to grow our outfit and our heifer production, in our mind, was going too slow. We had bought heifers from John […]

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Successes In My Heifer Development Business

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  2 Comments

I spent my first four years in the grazing business running custom cow-calf pairs. It wasn’t profitable for me and I determined that it wasn’t the best use of my resources (as I discussed in some of my On Pasture articles in 2018). In spring 2018, I switched to being a seasonal operation. I bought […]

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Figuring Out How Often You Should Move Your Herd

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  4 Comments

This week James Matthew Craighead points out that we don’t have to move our cows every day. John Marble adds to that idea with a look at the lifestyle and economic choices involved in our grazing management.  This brought up quite a discussion when we first ran this in January of 2018! I’ve added those […]

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