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Teaching Livestock to Respect Electric Fences

By   /  May 6, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Electric fencing is fine. It makes it possible to be more flexible and versatile with our management and I recommend it without reservation. As one of the ads by one of the companies that sell power fencing products states, it will maximize grazing and increase profits, and without question, that’s what all of us who […]

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Planting Ryegrass for Winter Grazing

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on Planting Ryegrass for Winter Grazing

Even if you’re not planting ryegrass, Don’s tips work for prepping for other seeding for pasture improvements as well.

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A Bull Named Pron

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on A Bull Named Pron

We were over at John Seal’s one day looking to buy some of those big Holstein heifers from Wisconsin that he would go up there and get about twice a year. We were trying to grow our outfit and our heifer production, in our mind, was going too slow. We had bought heifers from John […]

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Lies, Scams, Disagreements, Misunderstandings – The Need for Written Agreements and/or Contracts

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Leasing Pasture, Marketing, Money Matters  /  1 Comment

We all prefer trusting and being trustworthy, but sometimes things just don’t work out without a contract of some sort to clarify expectations. Here are some examples of problems that could have been prevented by having more than a handshake.

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The Best New Years’s Resolutions For Farmers and Ranchers

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  The Scoop  /  3 Comments

This first “Scoop” of the new year comes to us from Don Ashford. Thanks, Don! Another year has come and gone and now comes the time for all of the resolutions to be made for the New Year. Folks resolve to lose weight, quit smoking or dipping, cut back on their drinking, exercise more – […]

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