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Turning Out the Bulls – Later

By   /  June 14, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

Thanks to Kris Miner, South Dakota Grassland Coalition for sending on this reminder! With the traditional bull turnout date for most producers coming in the next couple weeks, the SD Grassland Coalition would like to remind cattle producers that considering a later breeding and calving season may be beneficial. In South Dakota, that means May […]

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Clear Goals Make This Rancher’s Grazing Management Work

By   /  June 14, 2021  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

After spending 30 years in the car business, Brent Durham knew what he wanted to do when he retired: hunt. So, in 2012, he came back to his family’s roots in Clay County, Texas, to purchase a 5,000-acre ranch, a portion of which his family homesteaded in the 1880s. “I was a quail hunter before […]

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Goal Setting to Get You Where Want to Go (An Easy Version)

By   /  June 14, 2021  /  The Scoop  /  1 Comment

I was recently working with a colleague on a series of emails we hoped would increase visibility and engagement for a project she’s working on. We laid out a series of topics, discussed how they would get us what we wanted, and then began to split up the tasks. And that’s when I stopped us […]

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What’s the Impact of Grazing Without Recovery Periods?

By   /  June 14, 2021  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  No Comments

This is a little inspiration for thinking about your grazing management and what your goals are.  In this two minute, time lapse video you’ll see how continuous grazing impacts the overall production of a forage grass –  orchardgrass in this case. The plant on the left is “grazed” (clipped) every week regardless of whether or […]

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Black Vultures Preying on Livestock is a Growing Problem

By   /  June 14, 2021  /  Consider This, Livestock  /  5 Comments

Black Vulture populations are increasing and, with warmer winters, their range is expanding too. Once only found in the southeast United States, the birds are now being seen as far north as Indiana. The problem is, unlike their cousin the Turkey Vulture, which only feeds on carrion, black vultures are aggressive enough to take live […]

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