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A Focus on Soil Health Helps Farmer/Grazier Through Weather Extremes

By   /  April 19, 2021  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  No Comments

Forecasters are predicting that extreme weather events are going to become more and more common in the future. This article from Lynn Betts and the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition provides an example of what we can do to “weather” this new reality. You can meet Craig in this 3:24 video where he talks about […]

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Why Do We Do Things the Hard Way?

By   /  April 19, 2021  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

This weekend I was talking to a friend who has changed her lambing date to coincide with spring grass growth on her Vermont farm. No more worries about how to save hypothermic lambs for her, plus she’s reduced her labor costs and other inputs associated with lambing in colder months. “And you know,” she said, […]

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Here Are the Minerals Cattle Require and What Deficiencies Look Like

By   /  April 19, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

This is an excerpt from information provided by the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada, so naturally it’s focused on cattle. Because sheep and goats have different requirements, don’t use this information for them. We can cover their needs in future issues. Minerals At least seventeen minerals are required by beef cattle and are divided […]

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Ideas for Promoting Grazing as an Ecosystem Service

By   /  April 19, 2021  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

In this week’s article about how crop growers and livestock producers can cooperate to benefit each other, I lay out the keys to developing a successful agreement. It reminded me of this article from April of 2013 on the importance of the ecosystem services that grazing can provide, and how we can work together for […]

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Management By Principle

By   /  April 19, 2021  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

For the past 8 years I’ve published 5 to 6 “How-To” articles a week. Because readers live everywhere across the United States, and the world, I often focus on principles. I like principles because they’re a way of understanding the how things work so that I can adapt, build, and manage to meet my goals. […]

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