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Hasnolocks and the Three Pastures – a Parable About How Graziers Change

By   /  May 10, 2021  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

You can lead a farmer to pasture but you can’t make him change. Which of these farmers are you? And do you have a reason to change your mind? (Thanks to Katharine Brainard for illustrating the story.)

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Free Grazing 101 Ebook and Online Courses Available

By   /  May 10, 2021  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

I love it when a plan comes together! Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been working with the National Grazing Lands Coalition and Yvette Gibson to put together some new, FREE resources to help folks up their grazing game. And now, I’m just so tickled to present the Grazing 101 ebook, and three online […]

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Sunk-Cost and Status Quo Bias – Getting Over These Hurdles to Success

By   /  May 10, 2021  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

In last week’s article on how to prepare for drought, Dallas Mount talked about how our attachment to the animals we currently own can be detrimental to surviving a drought saying, “I won’t deny that having a home raised cow herd has advantages in experience and adaptivity. However, reluctance to liquidate cattle that we love […]

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Make Sure Young Animals Have Plenty of Water to Promote Rumen Growth and Weight Gain

By   /  May 10, 2021  /  Livestock  /  No Comments

Making sure calves, lambs, and kids have access to dry feed and water early in life improves rumen development, encourages weight gain, and provides a good start for a healthy growing animal. Karla Wilke describes why in her recent BeefWatch article, using cattle as an example. One-month-old calves begin eating the cow’s feed and small […]

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Five Principles of Grazing Management

By   /  May 10, 2021  /  Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

Thanks to Scott Jensen, University of Idaho Extension out of Owyhee County for this great article. He takes concepts that lots of folks talk about and puts them into easy to understand steps. Common to many cattle producers around the world is the fear of wasting grass. “No blade left behind” could be a resounding […]

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