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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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Training Cattle to Follow – Part 1

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  Livestock  /  5 Comments

Several readers have asked for instruction in teaching cattle to follow. John Marble has written a two-part article on the subject. Part one begins with some basic thoughts on animal behavior, both human and bovine. It’s a good bet that with small modifications, this could work for all livestock. Dateline: Raub, North Dakota, circa 1935 […]

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Are We There Yet? How Much Further? – A Progress Report from the Field of Grazing

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  Consider This  /  2 Comments

I sometimes worry that I might be living in an echo chamber. I constantly talk to people who are interested in grazing and soils and ranching. My mailbox is filled with magazines about modern grazing theory and progressive ranching. I have to set an egg timer each morning to make myself quit reading on-line articles […]

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