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Kick the Hay Habit – Jim Gerrish’s Tips for Getting Started

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

This week’s Classic by NatGLC is from Jim Gerrish. Jim will be speaking about Grazing Lands Economics at the National Grazing Lands Conference in Reno in December, so we thought you’d like to have an idea of what he might cover. Jim is one of over over 50 producers who will be part of the […]

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A Change in Grazing Management Can Show Results Quickly

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on A Change in Grazing Management Can Show Results Quickly

If you ever thought, “Seeing the results of a change takes so long, I’m not sure it’s worth it,” take hope from this illustration from Jim of what can happen in just a couple years. Here is an illustration of managed grazing beginning to heal an overgrazed landscape in the Nebraska Sand Hills. On the […]

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Stockpiling Encourages Pasture Legumes

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

Stockpiling pastures for winter grazing is a great way to allow legumes to naturally reseed in your pastures. Most of the commonly used legumes such as red, alsike, or strawberry clover and birdsfoot trefoil will produce enough seed for stand rejuvenation with 60-75 days of recovery time. Some native legumes will take longer. Most of […]

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Fences and Management-intensive Grazing – Why Bother?

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Fences and Management-intensive Grazing – Why Bother?

This article ran in February of 2016. We thought it would be helpful as you’re considering what you’ll do this coming spring. My friend, Bob Kinford, recently posed the following question during a conversation about grazing management alternatives. Recognize most of my operating experience is in high rainfall & irrigated environments while Bob comes from […]

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Is Swath Grazing for You?

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Grazing Management  /  7 Comments

You may not be swath grazing this year, but as you feed your livestock this winter, consider if this is something to try next year.

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