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.
I hope these articles help you get prepped for summer! Enjoy!
Oh, and your funny!
Need articles showing the importance of grazing the coastal grass in California.
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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