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How I Raise Great Beef on Pasture

By   /  July 27, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Raising great beef is both easy and hard. Each day it’s pretty easy to go about doing the animal chores, moving cattle to new grass, setting them up with water, and making sure they have supplemental minerals available. Each morning I move the cow herd to fresh pasture so they can glean the highest quality […]

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Bamboo as a Season Extending Forage Is Showing Promise

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  13 Comments

Cairncrest Farm in West Winfield, New York is experimenting with Bamboo as a forage for grazing when deep snow makes it difficult for livestock to get to stockpiled pasture forage. Brothers Edmund and Garth Brown started with a lot of reading, testing different varieties over a number of years for their resilience, nutrition analysis and more. Here’s the latest installment in their ongoing on-farm research project.

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Extending the Grazing Season With Bamboo

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  Forage, Grazing Management, Pasture Health  /  5 Comments

Cairncrest Farm in West Winfield, New York is experimenting with Bamboo as a forage to extend their grazing season. Here’s the ins and outs of their field trial along with some video of cows grazing bamboo in a snowy pasture.

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