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Is the Expense Justified? Part 2 of Fencing Costs and Effectiveness for Unusual Challenges

By   /  May 25, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  No Comments

Last week Jim described the benefits of fencing out kangaroos and elk and shared costs and effectiveness for different kinds of fencing. This week, he follows up with the answers to an equally important question: “Will this kind of fencing result in more profit?” Read this even if you don’t have to fence out ‘roos […]

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Fencing Costs and Effectiveness for Unusual Challenges

By   /  May 18, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  4 Comments

Ok – so you don’t have kangaroo or elk problems. Read this anyway. You’ll find some excellent examples of how folks fence to solve all kinds of problems and I think you’ll find things you can use. Plus, how often do you get to hear from a fencing expert on the costs and effectiveness of […]

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How Much Grass Do You Have in Your Pasture?

By   /  February 17, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on How Much Grass Do You Have in Your Pasture?

Since we all live in different environments that produce different amounts of forage, here’s how you can measure what you’ve got to help you make good decisions. Thanks to Jim Gerrish and this article from June of 2015! A pasture inventory provides an assessment of what you have available in your pastures at a given […]

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Using Your Herd to Get Manure Spread Onto Your Pastures

By   /  January 27, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

This is a Part 3 of a six part series Jim Gerrish wrote on feeding hay in pasture to improve pasture fertility. It goes well with another article this week on the soil benefits of manure. Here are the first two parts of the series: Part 1 and Part 2 . Follow links at the […]

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Feeding Hay to Improve Your Land – Part 6

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

This is the last part in Jim’s series. If you missed any part, here are links to catch up: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5. Hay is more Carbon (C) by dry weight than anything else. When we feed hay we are also adding carbon to the soil in addition […]

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