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This Year’s Drought Outlook and What to Do About It

By   /  May 3, 2021  /  Grazing Management, Planning, The Classic by NatGLC, Water  /  No Comments

The US Weather Service has issued its drought prediction for the next 90 days and for some of us the news is not good. In fact, for some of us, the news is even worse than last year when Kathy and I shared this information with you. So here, updated from April of 2020 is […]

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Our Latest Plague: Meadow Voles

By   /  March 29, 2021  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  4 Comments

I try to keep in touch with our custom grazing clients, maybe call them once a month or so during the winter months. This helps remind me to pay attention to forage conditions here on the ranch and lets them know that I’m thinking about them. Often, these calls include some personal conversations or potential […]

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Grafting Baby Calves Part 2 – How tos

By   /  March 22, 2021  /  Livestock  /  No Comments

In Part 1 of this series we talked about choosing the right animals for successful grafting. So, you’ve got a good, loving cow and a ripping good replacement calf. Now is when the work starts. If you have ever observed a normal birth, you know that the cow typically stands up, turns around and begins […]

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Grafting Baby Calves Part 1: Should you do it?

By   /  March 15, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Grafting Baby Calves Part 1: Should you do it?

Here on the ranch, calving season is generally a pretty happy time. My business model includes buying pregnant cows. These are cows that I don’t really know very much about, as in, we might have an estimate about what month she might calve in, and we know what color she is, but beyond that – […]

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Make calving more fun and less work

By   /  March 1, 2021  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

This week we share some of the economic reasons for moving calving time to May. But John Marble has noticed that talking about economics – a discussion of costs, inputs, margins, and all that other stuff that either: 1) Puts people to sleep, or 2) Makes them mad as hell. So he’s come up with […]

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