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Practical Advice for Dealing With Parasites

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  Livestock  /  2 Comments

A note from the Author: I’m not much of a scientist. While I was trained in science, I am, for the most part, just an observer of nature. I see things in the world around me and make up working hypotheses that appear to fit. The solutions I present here are not proven; they are […]

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Solving Roadblocks to Supplementing Minerals on the Ranch

By   /  March 5, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  9 Comments

I recently sat in on a roundtable discussion about using mineral supplements on ranches that are practicing managed grazing. It turned out that even though it is well known that our region suffers from some serious soil deficiencies, most of the people in the group had extremely modest mineral programs. The reasons folks gave for […]

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From Minimal to Mob – Lifestyle and Economic Considerations for Designing your Grazing Program

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  12 Comments

America is a great place. In this neck of the woods we get to do almost anything we want, and nowhere is that more true than in the grazing world. Graziers get to decide what their business, their land, even their life looks like. But here’s the trouble with all that freedom: lots of choices […]

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Cowboys Herding Cats

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  The Funnies  /  1 Comment

Are you tough enough to be a cat herder? These cowboys show you what it takes.

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Training Cattle to Follow Part 2: Working With Short Term Cattle

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  Livestock  /  4 Comments

Teaching cattle to come to call is pretty easy. It takes time and patience, but it is not all that hard. Here’s the problem: sometimes, you just don’t have that much time. In Part 1 of this series, I talked about receiving cattle and working with them for quite a long time, developing a relationship, […]

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