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Honey locust pods as part of a complete (livestock) breakfast

By   /  March 1, 2021  /  Pasture Health, Silvopasture  /  3 Comments

“And all trees bear an awful big crop which the stock like so well that they will break down the fence to get them.” -J Russell Smith, Tree Crops (1929) If you’re a grazier in all but the most frozen regions of the country, or perhaps the most sweltering parts of Florida, the honey locust […]

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Where to get good grazing advice

By   /  March 1, 2021  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

As we near the start of the Spring grazing season, more folks have questions about setting up their grazing, watering, and fencing systems. I know, because I see those questions popping up on Facebook groups I follow. Loads of answers follow, but as one person wrote, those answers don’t necessarily fit for everyone or every […]

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Free Grazing 101 ebook and online courses coming soon!

By   /  March 1, 2021  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

This spring, beginning graziers will have a new, free resource to help them get started on the right foot. The National Grazing Lands Coalition, On Pasture and Yvette Gibson are working together to bring you an ebook and two online courses. Online Course Yvette Gibson is a pioneer in teaching field-based science online, and has […]

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What Calving Season is Best for Your Bottom-Line?

By   /  March 1, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock, Money Matters  /  7 Comments

These graziers focus on calving with nature to reduce inputs and make more money. But while May-June is great for them, it doesn’t fit for everyone. I’ve updated this article so we can revisit it together, paying attention to the principles at work. You’re invited to tell us what works for you and why. How […]

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Modern Methods of Getting Uniform Use of Rangeland – Part 1

By   /  March 1, 2021  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

In the paper he presented at the Sixth Annual Meeting of the American Society of Range Management, in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1953, Robert E. Williams said, “Getting uniform use of ranges is a problem that has existed since the range was first stocked with domestic animals. It is still one of the most important […]

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