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Using Trees as Forage

By   /  September 14, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  5 Comments

Spring and fall are wonderful times to be a grass farmer. The weather is pleasant, the livestock are fat and happy, and the forages are lush. But of course, summer comes right after spring, and the lean, dry times can wipe away the memory of those beautiful lush grasses of spring. It doesn’t take much […]

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On Spaghetti, Silvopasture and New Opportunities

By   /  August 17, 2020  /  Pasture Health, Silvopasture  /  4 Comments

When you think of Italian food, what pictures come to mind? Scrumptious spaghetti. Luscious lasagna. Perfect pizzas. What do they all have in common, other than the ability to send you into a carb-induced coma after a heavy lunch on a hot day? Tomatoes. They all use tomatoes. When Julius Caesar wanted something to go […]

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How to Plant a Tree in Your Pasture

By   /  July 27, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  4 Comments

If you missed all the important things that trees can do for you and your livestock, check out last week’s article, “Take Your Grazing Up a Level By Adding Trees to Your Pastures.”. It’s that time of year when everyone has long forgotten the cold of winter and the mild days of spring. The summer […]

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

By   /  July 20, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  6 Comments

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 count. “Why in the world would someone do that? My granddad spent years clearing the woods so we can farm.” If you’re reading a grazing publication, I’ll assume you’re a bit […]

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