October 4, 2021

Barn and Hay Fires Kill Farms and Ranches – Avoid Becoming a Statistic

Here’s how fires impact graziers, the

October 4, 2021

Using Grazing Principles to Solve Overgrazing Impacts

First, you know that new version of the website I promised you this week? Well – technology happened and so there’s going to be a delay. But it’s coming! So stay tuned. Speaking of technology, some recent changes to the Google algorithms have a lot of websites scrambling. No one knows what the changes are, […]

September 27, 2021

Winter Grazing and Weaning Calves

The ranchers in this 4-minute video don’t bring their cattle in and feed them over the winter. They’ve found that bale or swath grazing is a much more economical, low labor way of carrying their stock through the winter. Here they talk about when and how they wean and feed their calves as part of […]

September 27, 2021

Coming Next Week – A New Look For On Pasture

Next week, when you click over to On Pasture, it’s going to look different. And I’m a little nervous because I know change is hard and when you get used to something and then it changes, well, it can be uncomfortable. But, I think you’re going to like this new look. I’ve focused on making […]

September 20, 2021

Tips for Training Livestock to Come When Called (and do other helpful things)

In last week’s issue, John Marble showed us the numbers that demonstrate calling and leading livestock is more efficient and cost effective than herding. I also wrote about how it works just as well on large landscapes. This week, since On Pasture is all about saving you time and money, John and I are each […]

September 13, 2021

Calling and Leading Livestock Over Long Distances – It’s Easy!

This week, John Marble is sharing his study comparing the efficiency of leading livestock vs. calling and leading them. Calling and leading came out on top every time. In his “Discussion” section, he mentions that folks working on large landscapes may question if it works in their case. I’m here to say, “Yes, it does!” […]

September 13, 2021

Selling Cattle in September Increases Profit Potential

Researchers discovered that sending cattle to feedlots earlier than the traditional timing of October may provide a two- fold benefit.

September 13, 2021

Let Go of the Goat and No One Gets Hurt – Being Safe Around Livestock

Our livestock could be one of the biggest dangers we face. Here’s how to be safe. And – Yes, you ALL need to read this!

September 5, 2021

On Pasture On Vacation – Here’s What to Read

As you read this, I’m somewhere camping next to a lake, maybe going for a paddle in my kayak, and definitely enjoying a little R&R. It’s the first time since March of 2020, and I’m pretty happy about it. Since I’m on vacation and haven’t given you anything new to read, it’s a great chance […]

August 30, 2021

How to Work With Neighbors to Graze Their Cover Crops and Crop Residue

One of the ways that graziers can extend their season is by working with neighboring crop farmers to graze their cover crops and crop residue. So in this month’s Grazier’s Focus, we’re giving you some tools to help with the challenge of actually speaking to your neighbors and working out an agreement that’s beneficial to […]

August 30, 2021

Why On Pasture Disappeared On Sunday and Next Week’s Schedule

This past Sunday there was a hiccup in the On Pasture multiverse. The domain auto renewal didn’t auto renew and if you came by to visit us you might have seen this screen. Three phone calls and five hours later, we had some good news. OnPasture.com was renewed and had begun “propagating” through the internet. […]

August 23, 2021

Add Sixty Years of Experience to Your Knowledge Base

This week we’re celebrating Don Ashford’s birthday. We’re not going to say how old he is because you’d never guess it by looking at him. Let’s just say he’s old enough to have six decades of farming experience behind him. To celebrate, we’ve put together a present for all of you: a Special Collection of […]

August 23, 2021

Prepping for Winter With a Better Way to Feed

While the grasshopper is enjoying the summer, the ant is always getting ready for the winter. Typically graziers and all producers are the ants, working away to make sure livestock and their communities will have food for the whole year. Still, there’s no reason that the life of an ant can’t be made a little easier and more profitable. This video describes how stockpiling and then strip grazing through the winter can save you time and money while improving your pastures.

August 23, 2021

Targeted Cattle Grazing Quickly Contains Wildfires

Back in 1997 when I first began my research project on the logistics of using goats to create firebreaks to protect homes in wildland areas, I dreamed that one day, livestock would become an important part of our firefighting toolbox. As I continued my work, my dream expanded beyond goats to what seemed a bigger, […]

August 23, 2021

How to Write a Letter/Resume When You Want to Lease Land

If you want to start or expand your farming operation, making contact with a landowner is one of the first steps. Here are some tips about making that all important good first impression.

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