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Swath Grazing – Creating the Swaths that Cows Prefer

Meet Taylor Grafton, Ranch Manager for the Bar K Ranch in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. In this 8:02 video, he gives us the...

Benefits and How-To’s of Swath Grazing

Even though it's only early August, we're all thinking about what our fall and winter grazing and feeding is going to look like. One...

Winter Shelter for Bale and Swath Grazing Cattle

If you're thinking about leaving your cattle out to graze this winter, you might be wondering what kind of shelter they'll need to protect...

Is Swath Grazing for You?

You may not be swath grazing this year, but as you feed your livestock this winter, consider if this is something to try next year.

Swath Grazing: Extending the grazing season

Producers are always looking to cut costs in livestock operations because of marginal profit opportunities in commodity based markets. One proposed way to cut...

Winter Swath Grazing Works

If you're harvesting cover crops, here's how you might use them in pasture. Or consider this as the beginning of a plan to have your livestock spend more time in pasture in the winter, and less time being fed by you.

Creating a Grazing Plan to Deal With Drought and/or High Hay Prices

If you're not facing drought, you're likely facing higher prices for hay and maybe even reduced hay availability thanks to the rising cost of...

Bale Grazing Advice From Ranchers to Save Money, Improve Soil and Forage, and Have a Better Life

Why bale graze? To save money. One of the ranchers interviewed here says it costs him 14¢ per head per day to haul hay...

Winter Grazing and Weaning Calves

The ranchers in this 4-minute video don't bring their cattle in and feed them over the winter. They've found that bale or swath grazing...

Use Good Stop Grazing Heights For Animal and Soil Health and More Spring Forage

It is late September as I write this, and so far this month I’ve had a total of two-fifths of an inch of rain...

Grazing Stockpile in the Snow

As we talk about swath grazing, and grazing stockpiled forage, one of the questions that always comes up is "What happens when it snows?" The...

Take Your Grazing Up a Level By Adding Trees to Your Pastures

As someone who spends a lot of time talking with farmers about planting trees, there’s a certain phrase I’ve heard more than I can...

To Unroll or Not to Unroll? What Gives the Most Bang for the Buck When Bale Grazing?

The other day my buddy, Steve Kenyon, and I were discussing why concentrated bale grazing is so superior for pasture rejuvenation versus unrolling bales....

Outwintering Cattle With Stockpile and Bale Grazing

If you’re outwintering cattle, you have many options for providing the forage they need. In addition to grazing stockpiled pasture, I have tried bale...

Reduce Your Feed Costs This Winter With These Tips for Extending Your Grazing Season

Winter feeding accounts for 40+% of the cost of producing a calf, so reducing or eliminating this bad habit can help keep your ranch...

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