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Shade Options for Grazing Cattle – Natural, Permanent and DIY Portable

It's that time of year when grazers begin asking each other, "What do you do to get shade to your animals?" Here's why it's...

Water, Minerals and Shade – Where Should You Put Them in Pasture?

Water, mineral and shade - all are important to raising healthy livestock. They are also three things that your stock visit often so it's...

Shade Is Good For Your Bottom Line

This week we're sharing the first article in a series by Brett Chedzoy about how to go about adding trees to open pastures. As...

Got Shade? Grow Shiitakes!

Plenty of graziers have forested lands that they may graze to some degree. But there are other ways that you can get more out of those spaces. Here's one idea.

Carbon Farming Projects for Regenerative Graziers

In "The Future is in Your (Big) Hands" On Pasture author John Marble noted that farmers and ranchers have a much greater opportunity than...

Science is Your Friend

I was at a grazing workshop the first time I thought of creating On Pasture. A scientist stood up and carefully explained several studies...

Sloppy Work Leads to a Great Silvopasture Discovery

In 1839, a bumbling inventor named Charles Goodyear left a gooey mixture of raw rubber and sulfur on the stove while he took a...

Looking Back, Looking Forward – Lessons from a Lifetime as a Grazier

Lately I’ve found myself looking back, back to the early days of my ranching career. Clearly, I had no idea what I was getting...

Managing Livestock Heat Stress

At least 2,000 head of cattle died during an extreme heat event in southwest Kansas during one weekend in June. The week started hot...

What in Tar(weed)nation?! Part 2 – The Nature of Your Weedy Enemies and the Nature of Nature

Last week, I wrote about how tarweed showed up on my ranch a few years back, and how the management that had worked so...

Record Keeping is a Waste of Time Unless….

Welcome to week two of our series on record keeping to get where you're going in your grazing operation. Today we meet Dave Pratt,...

Egg Production: What You Need to Do and Charge to Make It Pay

I adore eggs, the way they look with their different shades of white, off-white, tan, brown, green, and blue, their smooth shell, their sensual...

How to Raise Pigs on Pasture

Forrest Pritchard has been through several versions of raising pigs on pasture. Here he shares versions 1.0 - 3.0 with the benefits and drawbacks he found along the way.

Carrot or Stick – What’s the Best Way to Get Your Livestock to Do Something?

The other day I was talking to a friend who was trying to figure out how to get her kid to quit yelling in...

Adding and Spreading Pasture Nutrients With All Four Feet on the Ground

Want to improve your pastures? Work with your manure spreaders to get the good stuff on the ground!

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