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How to Get Rid of Broomsedge in Your Pastures

By   /  March 22, 2021  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

  This time of year, I get a lot of questions on how to rid pastures of broomsedge grass. It’s a problem because animals will not eat mature broomsedge grass, though they will graze it when it is immature for about 3-4 weeks. Here in Missouri, that time period starts the end of June and […]

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Greg Judy’s Fencing Advice

By   /  May 18, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Greg Judy’s Fencing Advice

It’s that time of year when fencing is top of mind. So here’s a May 2019 article to give you a few pointers. I’ve also added Greg’s responses to some questions readers had. Enjoy! In this 3:30 video, we visit the fence I built in 1999 that is still functioning as sheep pasture. It uses […]

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Calving While Moving With the Mob

By   /  April 6, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

From our April 2017 edition, here are some great tips for keeping cows and calves together even with daily moves. When the spring flush of grass kicks off with pastures exploding in growth, it can be difficult to keep up with new growth. Then you add in calving in the mob with frequent spring moves […]

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Grazing Season Is Coming – Let’s Talk Fencing!

By   /  March 2, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Grazing Season Is Coming – Let’s Talk Fencing!

With turn-out time coming in the next couple months, it’s time to think about keeping your stock where you want them. From March of 2019, Greg Judy shares what he uses on his place. High-tensile electric fence is the most effective and economical fence that you can build on leased land and it’s what I […]

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Some Dos and Don’ts of Setting Up a Grazing Operation

By   /  December 9, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Money Matters, Planning  /  1 Comment

I want to discuss the steps that we focus on when designing a new grazing operation on a new farm, starting with this saying: “If you have a lot of money, act like you don’t.” (If you don’t have a bunch of money ignore this.) The point is, being successful in a previous career is […]

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