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Preventing the Spread of Medusahead

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  Comments Off on Preventing the Spread of Medusahead

Last week we looked at why Medusahead Rye is so dangerous. This week Beth shares how we can prevent its spread. These tips are important for preventing the spread of all kinds of weedy species, so check them out and use them, even if you don’t have Medusahead. Preventing medusahead from establishing in new areas […]

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The Curse of Medusahead Rye

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  3 Comments

A team of genetic engineers couldn’t have devised a more ecologically lethal and effective invasive weed than Medusahead Rye. Beth Burritt is one of the researchers working on ways to stop it in it’s march across the U.S. from west to east. In this series of articles she shares what we need to know about the plant, and about a treatment that a rancher discovered that just may be a solution.

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Carbohydrate Reserve Theory: What You Learned Might Be Wrong

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

The authors start with four pieces of information that put the role of carbohydrate reserves into question. Then they share ideas for good grazing to work well with plant physiology.

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Young Animals Experienced With Poor Quality Forage Will Do Better Throughout Life

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  2 Comments

This was originally published in May of 2015. Spring is always a good time to remember this. Many livestock, particularly those making a living on rangelands, encounter poor-quality forages at some point in the grazing season or during the winter, (less than 7% crude protein and 50% TDN). But that doesn’t have to be a problem. We’ve […]

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Even Ruminants Don’t Like to Eat the Same Thing Over and Over Again

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Even Ruminants Don’t Like to Eat the Same Thing Over and Over Again

Kathy’s Note: You know the feeling – eating the same thing over and over again just gets old. In fact, I remember when I was living in Kodiak, Alaska I got so tired of eating Halibut every night, that no matter what new way I figured to fix it, some nights I just didn’t want […]

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