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Fly Management to Reduce Pinkeye Problems

By   /  July 20, 2020  /  Livestock  /  1 Comment

It’s July, and as usual, the most popular article at On Pasture right now is “The Easiest Way to Treat Pink Eye.” Why July? Well, that’s when fly populations seem to reach their peak, and one fly in particular, the face fly, is a big part of spreading pink eye through a herd. That means […]

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Greg Judy on Stockpiling to Extend Your Grazing Season

By   /  July 20, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Silvopasture  /  No Comments

Last week we started a discussion about how to go about stockpiling in the coming months. This week we continue with some thoughts from Greg Judy. Greg is always innovating, and in this case he’s looking at stockpiling a bit differently. In Part 1, we talked about one of the hardest parts of stockpiling: it […]

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Extend Your Grazing Season By Stockpiling Forage – Part 1

By   /  July 13, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  4 Comments

There are two different ways to feed your livestock with stockpiled forage over the winter. One way is to make hay or silage and then feed it to livestock over the winter. This can be quite expensive. The other option, which is much more economical, is to leave the forage in pasture where it stands, […]

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Beef Basketball

By   /  July 13, 2020  /  The Funnies  /  2 Comments

This seems like a recipe for disaster. I don’t think one of the players really understands the rules. (Click on the play arrow to activate video.) 

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Two Grasses Show Us Why Grazing Management is Both an Art and a Science

By   /  July 6, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

Different grasses respond differently to grazing. Knowing what those responses are might change how we manage our pastures to get maximum productivity. From July of 2016, here’s some food for thought. How is grass productivity above and below ground affected by grazing at different heights or by leaving different residuals after grazing? A study at […]

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