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The Grass Whisperer’s $20 Stock Watering Solution

By   /  August 19, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  No Comments

Troy Bishopp and John Suscovich of Farm Marketing Solutions get together now and then to share tips for how farmers and ranchers can be good graziers. In this 3:34 video, they talk about how Troy set up his system to water his cattle without letting them walk through his streams. With a $5 piece of […]

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Lessons From the Past to Create a Better Future

By   /  August 19, 2019  /  The Scoop  /  1 Comment

Lately, I’ve been thinking about when I first started working with ranchers. It was the era of “NO MORE MOO IN ’92” and “CATTLE FREE BY ’93.” Activists tried to purchase rights to public land allotments and move cattle off. Books like  “Welfare Ranching” and “Sacred Cows at the Public Trough” painted ranchers in an […]

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Time to Watch Out for Nitrate and Prussic Acid Poisoning

By   /  August 19, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

From August of 2018, it’s our annual reminder that drought and potential weather changes could cause increases of nitrates and prussic acid in some forages. This article from Jill Scheidt, University of Missouri Extension, tells us what to look out for. I’ve added some charts and testing information as well as links to addtional On […]

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How Short and How Often Should You Graze Your Grass?

By   /  August 19, 2019  /  ARS, Forage, Pasture Health  /  4 Comments

This comes to us from the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center of the USDA Agricultural Research Service. While their purpose was to provide information for dairy graziers, it’s a great lesson for us all on how grass grows and how we can manage it for best yield and animal productivity. While there are many grazing […]

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CVS Receipts Gone Wild

By   /  August 19, 2019  /  The Funnies  /  No Comments

Do you get these kinds of receipts where you shop? This person bought 2 packs of Lifesavers and the receipt was almost as long as his pickup truck bed!

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