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Seaweed Can Reduce Methane From Cows, But….

By   /  December 9, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  2 Comments

By now, you’ve probably heard the news that supplementing cattle with seaweed could reduce methane belched by livestock. In fact, researchers in Australia and the U.S. have found that feeding as little as .5% “Asparagopsis taxiformis, a red seaweed that grows in the tropics, can decrease methane emissions by 80 percent or more. But there […]

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Soil Health Principles Part 5 – Diversity is Key

By   /  December 9, 2019  /  ARS, NRCS, Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

In the fifth part of our series on soil health principles, Buz Kloot focuses on the benefits of diversity for improving soil health. In his examples of a garden and two different row crop farmers, he demonstrates how growing a variety of cash crops, and a planting a diverse cover crop mix, can improve soil […]

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On Pasture and the Yule Book Flood

By   /  December 9, 2019  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

Jolabokaflod – In Iceland that’s the word for this time of year. Translated directly, it means “Yule Book Flood.” It’s a celebration of both the Holiday season and the Icelandic passion for books. It begins with every family in the country getting the annual catalog of the year’s new books in the mail to help […]

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Snowman vs Rabbit

By   /  December 9, 2019  /  The Funnies  /  No Comments

Please notify authorities if you’ve seen this rabbit!

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Use Your Phone to Check Livestock Water and Pastures

By   /  December 9, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  No Comments

This idea comes to us from the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada. They’re sharing ideas from producers about how they improve the efficiency of their operations. Travis Peardon of Outlook, Saskatchewan likes to keep an eye on summer and winter watering systems as well as farmyard activities even when he might be some distance […]

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