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On Vacation (In Theory)

By   /  June 29, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

On Pasture usually takes a week-long break about this time every year. This year, the plan was to pack up our camper, and head to a “dark-sky” spot a couple hours south and east of Tucson with my Mom and Dad in their motor home. It’s hot here now, so we were just going to […]

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For Perfect Strawberries…

By   /  June 29, 2020  /  The Funnies  /  No Comments

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Fencing Tips To Make Your Life Easier

By   /  June 29, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

When I started using electric fence back in 1997, I knew so little that I wasn’t even sure which questions to ask. I remember spending a lot of time on the phone with a Kencove salesman asking questions, not understanding his answers, ordering things anyway just to see if looking at them would help me make sense […]

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Will Eating Dirt Make Us Smarter?

By   /  June 29, 2020  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

Back in 2014, there was a lot of buzz about how a bacteria found in soil may help reduce depression. But that’s not the only thing dirt might be good for. Additional research shows that same bacteria might even make us smarter. Let’s start with depression.  Based on results in lung cancer patients, who said […]

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Another Benefit of Smaller Cows – They Make Fatter Calves

By   /  June 29, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

For decades, cattle producers have been told that providing enough feed to their cows and their developing heifers is critical for ensuring high pregnancy rates. But researchers at the Agricultural Research Services Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory have found that’s not necessarily so. The results of their long-term study show that heifers fed […]

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