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Adaptations to Our Environment for Continued Good Grazing

This week we’re looking at opportunities to adapt to our environment and the changing climate.

We start with the Michalskis. In this video and podcast they describe how going back to grass and good grazing management has created a healthy landscape and business.

Back to Grass – Turning Marginal Cropland to Pasture For a Diverse Sustainable Operation

Next, let’s look at our livestock. Are your animals heat tolerant? Are some in your herd more heat tolerant than others? Here’s a tool to help you answer those questions.

Selecting for Heat Tolerant Cattle Using Coat Shedding Scores

While we’re on the topic of heat tolerance, here’s information about risk factors for cattle, sheep, goats and chickens when it comes to managing heat stress, along with heat indexes for each and ideas for keeping livestock safe. This article includes links to ideas for providing shade too.

Managing Livestock Heat Stress

I hope these articles help you get prepped for summer! Enjoy!

Oh, and your funny!

Porcine Heat Stress


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Kathy Voth
Kathy Voth
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.


    • Is there a particular area or a particular species of grass of concern to you? Is there something preventing folks from grazing it? Perhaps you could tell me a bit more.

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