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Pasture Management: Perennial or Annual Forages?

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  4 Comments

One of the questions grazing farmers often ask are, what type of forages will grow well on their farms or, which will best suit their livestock?  It’s probably no surprise that the simple answer is “lots of them!” as opposed to one or two annuals. Thus, most grazing farmers should aim for as much forage […]

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Batt-Latch Lets Your Animals Move Themselves!

By   /  September 22, 2014  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

Being a farmer is simply one of the busiest human activities so, what grazing farmer wouldn’t benefit from an automatic gate opener? We recently learned about this useful device with the ability to automatically open gates. It is called a ‘Batt-Latch.’ A Batt-Latch is an electronic locking device (developed by NZ company Jenquip), that incorporates a […]

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Socialize With Cows to Promote Soil Fertility

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Behavior, Livestock, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Socialize With Cows to Promote Soil Fertility

When I studied Agronomy in Brazil, my grazing mentors recommended that farmers that walk in the paddock or grazing strips for a few minutes before moving the cows to a fresh pasture, might stimulate soil fertility. If you are wondering how this is possible, read on and I’ll try to explain. Before moving their animals, […]

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