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Free, Downloadable Handouts to Share At Grazing Events

By   /  July 29, 2019  /  The Scoop  /  Comments Off on Free, Downloadable Handouts to Share At Grazing Events

Let your eyes wander up to the On Pasture menu bar. See “Handouts”? Click, and you’ll find six free handouts that you can share with participants at your next grazing event. I put these together to make it easy to share information on some of the most read and asked for articles. And while they’re […]

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The Inventory Walk

By   /  July 29, 2019  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

Woody Lane from Lane Livestock Services in Oregon spoke to me in his article, “Let’s Take a Walk,” when he wrote, “The pasture is trying to tell you something; are you listening?” When I participate in a public pasture walk, it’s generally a lighthearted affair that looks at a few specifics of grazing management or […]

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Does Grazing Crop Residue Compact Soils?

By   /  July 29, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Does Grazing Crop Residue Compact Soils?

This article comes to us from Will Cushman and the Soil Science Society of America. It goes well with last week’s article of tips on what to do about hay/forage shortage this year and a recommendation to talk to neighbors about grazing crop residue. We hope it helps! It makes sense that a 1,200 pound […]

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Gathering Cattle – These Techniques Make It Much Easier

By   /  July 29, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Gathering Cattle – These Techniques Make It Much Easier

Thanks to Dawn Hnatow for co-authoring this piece! A lot of ranchers have trouble gathering their cattle; that is, it takes a lot of riders multiple days and they still end up short. If done properly, however, one or two people can gather even large pastures in one day and miss none. Conventional gathering In […]

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Time to Start Stockpiling for Fall and Winter Grazing

By   /  July 29, 2019  /  NRCS, The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Time to Start Stockpiling for Fall and Winter Grazing

It’s almost August, which is always a busy month for me and I am usually left wondering what happened to the summer. This is when I start thinking about assessing pastures, how much forage is present, and how much more forage can be grown between now and dormancy. It’s sad, but winter is already on […]

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