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Pass the Pepper – Joseph’s Machines

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

Ok, I liked “Pass the Salt” from last week, but I think this one is even better. Enjoy!

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Which Feed Is A Better Value? Here’s a Calculator to Help Figure it Out.

By   /  September 28, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

From October of 2016, here’s a timely article to help you get the most for your money. There are a variety of reasons why you might decide to feed or supplement grazing cattle in the fall and winter. One might be providing a little extra for a pasture that doesn’t meet your herd’s nutritional needs. […]

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Paint Cows Like Zebras to Reduce Flies

By   /  September 21, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  1 Comment

For years, scientists have tried to answer the question, “Why do Zebras have stripes?” Theories included that stripes were good camouflage, that they were some kind of “air-conditioning” or a signal to herd mates. But lately, there’s growing agreement that it’s all about protection from biting flies. The conclusions come as a result of a […]

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Red Clover Hay Supplementation Grows Fat Cattle

By   /  September 21, 2020  /  ARS, Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

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To jump right to the end of the story, researchers have found when 15% of the diet of steers in pasture was a supplement of red clover hay/ with about 3 pounds of dried distillers grain, they gained more weight than those on pasture alone – 2.45 pounds a day compared to 1.94. That’s interesting […]

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Three Keys to Being a Successful Grazier

By   /  September 21, 2020  /  Grazing Management, NRCS  /  1 Comment

In this video, we take a trip to Nye, Montana to visit the Keogh Ranch. It’s been in the family since Noel Keogh’s folks purchased it in 1947. It may be larger than the operation you run, but his management addresses the challenges that each grazier faces: Managing for good grass utilization with fencing and […]

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