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Hedgerows – How Tos for Great Shelter and Habitat

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  No Comments

In this 3:56 video, John Suscovich (Farm Marketing Solutions) and Troy Bishopp (our own Grass Whisperer) talk about hedgerows and why you should consider them for your operation. One of the first reasons is that wind you hear in the background. If you’re tired of wind blowing unchecked across your pastures, hedgerows are for you. […]

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Common Diseases of Grazing Beef Cattle

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

This article comes to us from Dr. John Comerford, Penn State Extension Beef Specialist. Thanks! 1. Bloat The incidence of bloat in cattle grazing legumes is well documented. Bloat is caused by the rapid fermentation of legume plants that produce high levels of gas as a by-product of the fermentation. This excess gas cannot be […]

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Beef and Biodiversity – How Do We Get Both?

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  ARS, Consider This  /  No Comments

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is working with ranchers and other partners on research that will tell us which grazing management gets us the most bang for our buck. Thanks to Jan Suszkiw, and the ARS’s AgMag for this article!  Justin Derner likens the Central Plains Experimental Range (CPER) in northeastern Colorado to a “living […]

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Things My Cat Has Trained Me To Do (and what your livestock teach you to do)

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  The Scoop  /  2 Comments

With Rachel in New York and me in Arizona, we spend a lot of time on the phone working together. These calls are often interrupted by my cat, Molly, tapping me on the leg and meowing so that I will follow her to her food dish and wiggle my fingers in her dry food bowl […]

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Why Should You Grow Multiple Types of Forage Grasses for Grazing Animals?

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  No Comments

Thanks to Jesse Morrison of Mississippi State and the Soil Science Society of America for this article! Although it might seem like grazing animals will eat any grass in the field, they are actually picky eaters. They prefer a “buffet” of grass choices. And while it’s good for the grazing animals, growing a variety of […]

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