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What is the Best Cow?

By   /  June 14, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, From the On Pasture Library, Livestock  /  4 Comments

The best cow I ever bought was a real beauty. Her name was Miss Unaweep Rafter 145, and she came with some fancy registration papers and a bull calf at her side that my mother thought could be our next herd sire. I know old Unaweep was a good cow. She must have been – […]

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

By   /  May 3, 2021  /  From the On Pasture Library, Grazing Management, Planning, Water  /  Comments Off on This Year’s Drought Outlook and What to Do About It

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  /  Comments Off on Grafting Baby Calves Part 2 – How tos

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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