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How to Graze Trampled Grass

By   /  July 15, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on How to Graze Trampled Grass

For some On Pasture readers, there was way too much rain early in the grazing season and the grass got way ahead, causing more trampling issues. If you’re wondering how to graze it now, Bruce has some ideas for you. (From an August 2018 issue.) How should you graze regrowth in pastures that had tall […]

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Does it Pay to Fertilize Pastures? Part 1 of 2

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  2 Comments

Yes, some folks say they’ve been able to give up fertilizing thanks to excellent grazing management. For those of us who are still working on getting there, here’s what research has shown about the economics of an added boost.

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Frost Can Cause Forage Hazards – Protect Your Livestock

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on Frost Can Cause Forage Hazards – Protect Your Livestock

A rancher recently posted on a facebook group I’m part of that she’d lost 4 cows and one bull to bloat four days after turning them into a frosted alfalfa pasture. What should have been no problem suddenly turned deadly thanks to changes in frosted alfalfa that increase bloat potential. Here Bruce Anderson of University […]

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Ideas for Grazing Trampled Grass

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Grazing Management  /  Comments Off on Ideas for Grazing Trampled Grass

If grass growth got away from you, like it did many Nebraskans this spring, you might be wondering how to graze it when the herd comes around to it again. Bruce has some ideas for you.

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What Happens To Your Pasture Lease in Drought?

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters  /  Comments Off on What Happens To Your Pasture Lease in Drought?

Do you rent pasture? What happens if drought lowers pasture production below expectations? Specifically, what does your pasture lease say about drought? It’s hard to think about drought in at the beginning of spring, but drought can play havoc on pasture leases. All too often, pasture leases fail to include an appropriate plan to adjust […]

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