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Want to Know How to Get the Most From Your Pastures? Ask a Dairy Grazier

By   /  October 19, 2020  /  Forage, Grazing Management, Pasture Health  /  No Comments

When Oregon dairy farmer Jon Bansen decided Double J Jerseys was going all grass fed in 2017, he faced a challenge. Milk production requires a tremendous amount of energy, so pasture forages really need to pack a punch. He also needed resilience, and feed that would hold up through heat, cold and drought. Finally, milk […]

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Getting Paid For Good Grazing: The Carbon Market of the Future

By   /  October 5, 2020  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Getting Paid For Good Grazing: The Carbon Market of the Future

Oregon Forage and Grassland Council’s free Zoom series “Lunch With Forages” kicked off last week with a look at a potential new revenue stream for graziers: trading good grazing practices for cash. Debbie Reed, the Executive Director of Ecosystem Services Marketing Consortium, was the featured speaker and she described the carbon market and making it […]

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Make Sure Your Equipment Doesn’t Turn Into Just a Pile of Steel

By   /  August 24, 2020  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

“I need you to come right away. The driveline just snapped off the baler” “IT DID WHAT?! Shut it down. I’ll be there in five minutes” Click. The heat of the afternoon sun smacks me in the face as I scramble down the steps of the big, blue New Holland PowerStar 120. I hit the […]

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Why Bother With T-posts? How Costa Rica Adjusted My Attitude

By   /  April 27, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  3 Comments

As an Agricultural Sciences student at Oregon State University, my brain is nearly always marinating in sustainable agroecosystem concepts. I fall asleep with thoughts meandering between pollinator concerns, cover-cropping, soil microbes, grazing, and how in the world I fit into the overall picture. I bore my family to death with intricate details of grass growth […]

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