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When the Fire Came – A Rancher Works Through Oregon’s Holiday Farm Fire

By   /  October 19, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  3 Comments

On September 9, John Marble’s short voice mail on my home phone said, “We have fire on three sides and we’re evacuating cattle.” He was running from the Holiday Farm fire that had been whipped into a frenzy by gale force winds two days earlier. By the next day, his part of the Calapooia Valley […]

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Get Rid of Bio-Film and Clean Lines, Tanks and Floats With the Easy “Slug Method”

By   /  September 21, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

From 2018, here’s a great way to keep water troughs clean and working well. Oregon is a funny place. We recently changed our State bird from the Meadow Lark to the Osprey, mostly because several other States were claiming the Meadow Lark, and Oregon likes being….unique. Some would say bizarre. Our State Flower is called […]

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Grazing Through Drought, Too Much Rain, and Fire

By   /  September 14, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

Because Oregon has been in a long-standing drought, John Marble has lots of practice acting on his drought plan and rebounding when it rains. His examples of what works can get you through, rain or shine.

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These Could Be The Best Cows

By   /  July 20, 2020  /  Money Matters  /  2 Comments

Back in May, John wrote “What Makes a Really Good Cow” where he talked about judging the cows in your herd by blaming them for how their calves turn out and selling the cows that fail that basic test of performance. That’s a great theory, but how does it work out in practice? John shares […]

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Do You Have the Allies You Need to Be a Successful Grazier?

By   /  July 13, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  3 Comments

A note from Kathy: Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how inter-related we all are and how much the quality of my life depends on the actions and responses of others, and how much the simplest things I do are equally important to them. It turns out my friend John Marble has been thinking […]

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