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Managing a Landscape to Increase Water, Forage and Habitat

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  Grazing Management, NRCS  /  1 Comment

This is a story of the importance of private lands for providing clean water and wildlife habitat, and how the changes this ranch made enhanced habitat and increased water availability and made their livestock more productive and profitable. Thanks to Robert Hathorne of the NRCS for sharing this story. I’ve added ways to apply the principles this ranch uses to help you translate this to your operation, and information on how to pay for the improvements.

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Farm Lease Opportunity Available

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

On Pasture readers Joanna and Dave Koob are looking for someone to lease their farm located in central Kentucky about 25 miles south of Lexington. The farm is 400 grazeable acres with a centrally located barn and working facilities that include a sweep pen, cattle chute and digital scale. Two years ago they also installed […]

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Fenceless Targeted Grazing Using Supplement Blocks

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

Sometimes landscape terrain and size makes temporary fencing too expensive or difficult to set up. Here’s an alternative that I’ve used successfully. From November of 2015 – an alternative to fencing that still directs your animals where you want them. When Derek Bailey began looking at ways to move animals across landscapes it was because he wanted […]

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Free Guide For Managing Stress on the Farm/Ranch

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

Are you stressed? Or are you feeling anxiety? Turns out that there are specific definitions for these two terms. Understanding the difference, and labeling what we’re experiencing lets us adjust our mindset. And that can help us manage the level of stress in our lives and improve our businesses and our health. Thanks to Charlotte […]

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How to Haul Llamas

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  The Funnies  /  No Comments

It turns out you don’t need a truck or trailer!

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