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Are You Having a Bad Hair Day?

By   /  May 14, 2018  /  The Funnies  /  No Comments

We all have bad hair days. We hope yours aren’t this bad.    

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Shade – Livestock Do Better With It – And Here’s How to Add It

By   /  May 14, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

In this week’s Livestock article we talk about how to start down the road of raising more heat tolerant cattle. But what can you do in the meantime? For this week’s Classic by NatGLC, we’ve drawn on two articles we’ve published in the past to give you some ideas for adding shade to your pastures. […]

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A Major North American Climate Boundary Moves East

By   /  May 14, 2018  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

The 100th Meridian is one of only two climate divides in the world. (The other divides the Sahara Desert from the rest of Africa.) Now scientists have found this line is moving east, and that could impact how we farm and ranch in the future.

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What Kinds of Forages Are Good in Grassfed Systems?

By   /  May 14, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  3 Comments

This article comes to us from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) and Jan Holder’s book, “How to Direct Market Your Beef.” Jan and her husband took over management of their family ranch in 1992. Their plan was to “whip the ranch into shape in a few months and then spend the next […]

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Selecting for Heat Tolerant Cattle Using Coat Shedding Scores

By   /  May 14, 2018  /  Livestock  /  1 Comment

Scientists and the Farmer’s Almanac agree: this summer is going to be hotter than normal all across the U.S. and Canada. In fact, many farmers and ranchers I talk to agree that they’re seeing a trend of hotter summers over all. Everyone also agrees that heat stress reduces cattle weight gain, calf weaning weights and […]

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