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What Makes a Good Pasture Walk?

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

We have a grazing group that meets several times a year. I guess it could be called graziers anonymous or some such thing. But actually it has a name: Southeast Graziers. Most of us in the group live in the Florida parishes of Louisiana which are located between the Mississippi river on the west side […]

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I Thought I Had Those Calves Sold!

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

One Saturday afternoon I was in the milk room hooking up for the evening milking when I heard something drive up. I didn’t stop what I was doing I just figured it was one of those old boys that came by to visit every once in a while. After a few minutes there was a […]

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Managing Ryegrass Our Way

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

Don Ashford has a creative way of planting and managing his pastures so that he doesn’t have to feed his stock, and he keeps his costs down. Could you do something similar with your pastures?

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Insurance – Don’t Be Without It

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  Money Matters  /  2 Comments

Not long ago, On Pasture published an article entitled “Does the Lack of Affordable Health Insurance Threaten Farm and Ranch Viability?” The answer without question is YES. This is one of the decisions that must be made by all the young people who want to get into farming and ranching: “If I give up my […]

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Pulling Corn and Raising Kids

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  Consider This  /  3 Comments

For a little perspective on how the world has changed, here’s what farming was like for one family about 60 years ago.

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