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Winter is Coming – Graziers Get Ready

This week we’ve got some reminders for you as you prep for colder temperatures.

Winterizing and Water

We start with winterizing tips and some ideas for getting water to your livestock in case you’re looking for something different than what you’ve got.

Winterizing Your Grazing Infrastructure and Some Winter Water Tips

Trying out Mob Grazing and Setting Up For Strip Grazing

These two articles from Steve Freeman provide some excellent advice on two fronts.

Mob Grazing in the Winter – A Good Time to Start

Winter Strip Grazing – Determining Strip Size

Transitioning Livestock from Summer Grazing to Winter Feeding

It may seem like a small thing to you, but for ruminants the switch from grazing to their winter feed can be difficult. Their rumen microbes need time to adjust to the differences in feed. Whatever ruminant you’re working with, these tips can help them make the transition more easily.

Transitioning Dairy Cows From Pasture to Winter Feed

Winter Leases

As I was looking for this week’s articles I ran across this one from 2014. Vermont grazier Ridge Shinn ran a trial comparing winter grazing to winter feeding, looking at animal gain and health, and the economics. While prices have changed in the decade since, I thought it might give you some food for thought.

You Can Lease Land for Winter Grazing and Make More Money

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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.

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