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Does Cattle Grazing Reduce Fire Fuels and Fire Danger?

By   /  January 11, 2021  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

The last few fire seasons have clearly demonstrated that fires are coming more frequently and at sizes that challenge our ability to fight and/or control them. While grazing has been considered and even sometimes used as a fire prevention tool, the actual success and impact have not been clearly documented. This research is another step […]

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Calving Season Timing – Three Producers on Why They Choose Fall, Winter or Summer

By   /  January 4, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Thanks to the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada for this great article! Just as every farm operates with an independent set of circumstances, and every farmer is unique themselves, calving season is going to look different on every operation. There is no one right method or time of year to calve a cow herd. […]

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Our Soil-Moisture Reservoir

By   /  December 7, 2020  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Our Soil-Moisture Reservoir

Here’s another trip into our past to learn from those whose shoulders we stand on.* We talk a lot about soil moisture and the importance of managing pastures so that they can absorb and hold precipitation whenever it comes. With this article from the October 1963 issue of “Soil Conservation,” Cecil Wadleigh, takes us deeper, […]

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Plant Vigor and Range/Pasture Production

By   /  November 16, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  2 Comments

This article comes to us from J.L. Lantow and the February 1945 issue of Soil Conservation. It’s a good reminder of how long the principles of good grazing have been around. Merely to be alive is important, but to have abundant health is still more important. This is as true of plants as of animals. […]

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Engineered Soil Pulls Moisture From Air to Water Plants

By   /  November 16, 2020  /  Consider This  /  4 Comments

Thanks to the University of Texas at Austin for this article. A new type of soil created by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin can pull water from the air and distribute it to plants, potentially expanding the map of farmable land around the globe to previously inhospitable places and reducing water use […]

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