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Help For You From Us

By   /  March 23, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

Just to be right up front with you – this was a very hard issue to put together. Things are changing so rapidly in our world, and everything seems so uncertain, that it can be a little paralyzing. I finally just asked myself, “What can I do that will really make a difference?” My circle […]

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Thirty Seconds of a Sow and Her Piglets

By   /  March 23, 2020  /  The Funnies  /  No Comments

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Bonus Content for Paid Subscribers – Training Recipe for Teaching Cows to Eat Weeds

By   /  March 23, 2020  /  Bonus Content  /  No Comments

Thanks for being an On Pasture Subscriber! Enjoy this bonus content. Since I first started training cows to eat weeds in 2004, I’ve worked to make it as easy as possible for anyone to train their livestock to eat weeds. With this “Training Recipe” you’ve got all the materials and steps laid out for you […]

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How to Teach Cows to Eat Weeds in Just 8 Hours Over 7 Days

By   /  March 23, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  2 Comments

This works for any animal – so whatever you’re raising, check it out! In 2004, I taught a small group of heifers to eat Canada thistle, leafy spurge and spotted knapweed. I was inspired by two decades of research on how animals choose what to eat, and by ranchers’ (perfectly reasonable) refusal to incorporate goats […]

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Plant Root Exudate Changes With Drought to Encourage Soil Microbes to Provide More Nutrients

By   /  March 16, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  No Comments

There are all kinds of interactions between plants and the soils they grow in, and little by little we’re understanding more about what’s going on. Take root exudate for example. That’s the cocktail of carbohydrates – sugars, amino acids and organic acids – that result from photosynthesis and end up in the plant’s roots and […]

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