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Another Option for Herding Livestock

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  The Funnies  /  Comments Off on Another Option for Herding Livestock

If you haven’t yet perfected your livestock handling skills, maybe you need an assistant.   Hey! Where else would you get all this great information? On Pasture is here for you 24/7. All you have to do to find what you need is hover over the little magnifying glass near the top of the page […]

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Fear of Bloat Costs More Money Than Actual Cases of Bloat

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  3 Comments

Thanks to the Beef Cattle Research Council for this excellent article! I’ve made a few edits adding information for U.S. graziers. This is part 1 of a two-part series. Stay tuned for alfalfa grazing tips from cattle producers from across the country in part 2. High protein forage can increase rates of gain, benefit soil […]

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Settling Your Herd – Letting Them Know They’ve “Arrived”

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  3 Comments

Big thanks to Dawn Hnatow for co-authoring this article! In the last five articles we talked about how to properly drive cattle. So lets assume that we’ve driven our cattle somewhere and we had good movement and we didn’t do anything to interfere with it so the cattle trailed out nicely, and we’ve gotten to […]

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Water Development for Effective Grazing

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, NRCS, Water  /  Comments Off on Water Development for Effective Grazing

Getting water to livestock is one of the challenges to managed grazing systems. It’s also a problem for graziers trying to take advantage of crop residues to extend the grazing season. No one wants a permanent tank in a crop field, or the soil compaction that livestock can cause by congregating to drink. To help […]

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Have You Ever Wished for a Mentor?

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  The Scoop  /  Comments Off on Have You Ever Wished for a Mentor?

Back in the ’90s, when I was running my research project on how to use goats to build firebreaks to protect homes and people, the folks around me thought I was a little crazy. Even the two faculty members listed on the project didn’t take it seriously. Whenever I went to them with a goat […]

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