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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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A “Keep-It-Simple” Method for Getting Minerals to Your Herd

By   /  March 23, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

From March of 2018, here’s a popular article on setting up a simple mineral supplement program. 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 […]

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Are You Raising Cattle That Fit Your Market?

By   /  March 9, 2020  /  Livestock  /  No Comments

Recently, John Marble has been adjusting what he raises on his ranch to meet what his local customers are asking for. Here’s what they want, and how that might be impacting you. Of course, things may be different in your region. But this may help you explain what’s happening at your livestock auction, or give […]

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Finding Credence in a Clearcut Revival – Converting a Dying Forest Into Grazing Land

By   /  March 2, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil, Weeds  /  3 Comments

In addition to being an article about forest conversion, this is also an example of looking at the resources we manage, paying attention to a site’s potential, and considering what is best for our operations. We hope it inspires you to look around with new eyes.

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The Long View: Thinking About Forever

By   /  February 17, 2020  /  Consider This  /  4 Comments

As most of you know, On Pasture author John Marble typically offers up an article every month, something about grazing management or ranching or some technical issue. But in January, John was busy with other tasks. In another life, John spent a significant amount of time working on drinking water problems in small communities across […]

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