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Hey! Better Dust Off Your Drought Plan!

By   /  April 27, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Planning, 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. The brown in this map shows where drought persists, and the yellow shows drought developing.   That’s on top of vegetation that is still showing some drought stress from past years. […]

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Bovine Art Appreciation – Paint Colors and Markings at the Sale Barn Tell You What You’re Bidding On

By   /  April 20, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about moving newly-arrived and unsocialized cattle around in our handling facility. There was a little video showing some of those cattle too. Along with some interesting comments, we got some questions from people who noticed that some of those cattle had numbers or letters spray-painted on their […]

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It’s Who You Know. Yep, It Really Is!

By   /  April 20, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

This week’s Scoop comes to us from John Marble and introduces a new member of the On Pasture family. On occasion I hear people blame their difficulties on their lack of proper “connections”. Typically these are younger folks, and the complaint often centers on why they were passed over for promotion or not selected for […]

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Answers to the Bovine Art Pop Quiz

By   /  April 20, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

Here are the answers to the Bovine Art Appreciation Pop Quiz. I run a seasonal operation with a focus on buying under-valued animals and increasing their value through grazing, calving and breeding. We also produce a small amount of burger for friends and family. In addition to translating the markings on each animal below, I’ve […]

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Enhanced Livestock Handling Facilities for the Single Man/Woman (With or Without Short Legs)

By   /  March 30, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  2 Comments

Because he usually works stock by himself, John Marble has modified his handling facilities to make it easy and safe for a single man/woman. Check out his tips and then share yours with the On Pasture Community.

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