February 15, 2016

Is It Residual or Is It Residue?

“Residue” and “Residual” may sound similar, but they provide very different services for your pasture’s health. Jim explains the difference with tips for what you should be paying attention to.

February 8, 2016

High Density Grazing for Spotted Knapweed Suppression

Spraying herbicides wasn’t doing the job of reducing spotted knapweed and was just reducing legumes and other forbs in pasture. So Jim decided to work with his cattle to take care of the problem and create healthier pastures. The results were tremendous!

January 11, 2016

How Long Does It Take to Feed 400 Cows in the Winter?

Using a well designed grazing cell & the right portable fence tools, I can generally feed the herd in about 25-30 minutes even with the ground frozen. No expensive machinery, No diesel fuel, No engines to start. Here I am with 400-some cows looking for breakfast on a beautiful crisp winter morning in the Pahsimeroi. […]

January 4, 2016

Living With Endophyte Infected Tall Fescue

Here’s a coordinated approach to turn your fescue “scourge” into cost-effective, productive pastures.

December 7, 2015

Kicking the Hay Habit – How to Get Started

Hay feeding still ranks as one of the top costs of being in the cow-calf business in the U.S. The good news is we do see more and more livestock producers ‘Kicking the Hay Habit’ with each passing year. There is much more to kicking the habit than just deciding one day that you’re not […]

June 22, 2015

What is a Grazing Wedge and What Do You Do With It?

With regular pasture inventories and the Grazing Wedge you don’t have to guess about how much forage you have coming up in your rotation. Here’s how to use this tool to become a more proactive manager.

June 15, 2015

What is a Pasture Inventory and How Do You Do It?

There are a variety of ways to figure out how much forage you’ve got. Here Jim Gerrish describes three of them and the one he likes the best.

February 23, 2015

Winter Check-up Time for Your Cows and Grass

Editors Note: In some parts of the U.S. snow totals are well above normal and graziers are feeding their stock. Meanwhile, other parts of the country are having an open winter, and grass is still growing and cows are still grazing. So here’s an update from Jim for that part of the country. And even if you’re feeding […]

August 25, 2014

The Proof is in the Poop Pudding

Want to know how much your cattle are gaining per day without weighing them? Here’s how looking at their manure will give you a pretty good idea.

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