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Greg Judy on How to Use Portable Fence Reels and Set Up Electric Fence Quickly and Easily

By   /  September 28, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  No Comments

Lately I’ve been seeing questions from folks about portable electric fence reels – which ones to use and how to use them. The next question is “Now, how do I use these to set up my fence?” Here are the answers in two great videos from Greg Judy. If you already know all this, consider […]

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Cheating Cheatgrass

By   /  September 28, 2020  /  Pasture Health, Weeds  /  No Comments

I got an email not long ago from a researcher who wondered if I could help her find a place to purchase cheatgrass seed. I wasn’t aware of anyone selling the seed, but I did want to help, so I wrote back, “My suggestion is a little odd, but I think it would work. I […]

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How to Start a Ranch From Scratch

By   /  September 28, 2020  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

Can’t be done. At least that is what conventional wisdom says. I’d agree that it can’t be done, if you follow the rules of traditional ranching – running cows the way everyone else does and owning everything. If you are willing to break some rules and challenge conventional wisdom maybe you can join the amazing […]

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Help Your Animals Adjust to a New Location by Feeding Familiar Foods

By   /  September 28, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  No Comments

  One of the challenges your livestock face on a daily basis is picking out something safe to eat without the benefit of food safety labels, or any labels at all for that matter. They’ve solved this dilemma by eating what those around them eat. But when we haul them to a pasture with forages […]

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Want to Get Paid for Providing Ecosystem Services? Start by Lunching With Forages

By   /  September 28, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

Meet Debbie Reed, Executive Director of the Ecosystem Services Marketing Consortium. This Thursday, she’ll be talking about the work she and her colleagues are doing to develop markets that can pay farmers and ranchers for improving soil health and protecting water quality. Reed is the first in the Oregon Forage and Grassland Council’s “Lunch With […]

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