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Collaborative Adaptive Rangeland Management, Multipaddock Rotational Grazing, and the Story of the Regrazed Grass Plant

By   /  October 18, 2021  /  The Thinking Grazier  /  No Comments

In this month’s The Thinking Grazier, we’re looking at some research that might challenge some of our preconceived notions. I’ve included questions we can ask ourselves as we consider what to do with this information. You can also download the paper with the link to the right. Preventing animals from taking that “second bite” or […]

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The Thinking Grazier Makes You Go, “Hmm….”

By   /  October 18, 2021  /  Notes From Kathy  /  No Comments

What do you do when you encounter information that challenges long-held beliefs? Most of us get defensive to some degree. In fact, research shows that the more the information challenges our sense of self, the more threatened we feel and the more defensive we become, making us less likely to listen to or accept the […]

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Aging Farmers and Ranchers – Another Part of the Story

By   /  October 11, 2021  /  Notes From Kathy  /  2 Comments

I’ve lost count of the numbers of articles I’ve read about the aging farmer population and how this affects agriculture’s future. But none of them ever address the aspect of aging that Don Ashford tells in this story. Since On Pasture’s readership is evenly divided into thirds – young, middle-aged, and mature – I thought […]

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When You Move an Animal to a New Place, Don’t Make it Eat New Foods Too

By   /  October 11, 2021  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  1 Comment

New places cause stress, and stress can lead to animals picking the wrong foods, or not eating at all. Here’s some insight into the reasons why and how you can help.

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Is it the Cattle Causing Water Quality Problems? Bring in the Forensics Team!

By   /  October 11, 2021  /  Pasture Health, Water quality  /  No Comments

When water quality tests in the Mink Creek watershed came back showing high levels of E. coli bacteria, Idaho’s Department of Environmental Quality reported cattle as the probable cause, setting the grazing permitees up for possible problems. But were the cattle really the problem? In this two part series from the “Art of Range” podcast, […]

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