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How Babba Louie Taught Me To Think Creatively About Predators

By   /  December 2, 2019  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

In the late ’90s, as part of my research project on the logistics and effectiveness of using goats to graze firebreaks, I got a guard donkey. Babba Louie was a stallion from the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro program. We gelded him, gentled him, and then penned him with my 50 wethers […]

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How Nutritious is Your Annual and Stockpiled Forage?

By   /  December 2, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

From December of 2016, here’s some input on what you can expect from your stockpiled forage. Grazing your herd through the winter on standing forages in pasture is one way to reduce costs and improve your bottom line. It avoids the expense of baling, moving feed and then feeding. But is the feed giving your […]

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What Do a Comic Book Villain, a Mountain Lion and a Toddler Have in Common?

By   /  December 2, 2019  /  The Funnies  /  1 Comment

They overlap a lot more than you may have thought! Thanks to TheDad.com for this! Head over to the website for more great Dad jokes.

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Soil Health Principles Part 4 – Keep Live Roots in the Soil

By   /  December 2, 2019  /  NRCS, Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

In this, the fourth in our series on soil health principles, Buz Kloot talks about how, through photosynthesis, plants create carbon-based sugars, a sizeable portion of which is transferred into the soil via the plant’s roots. There, it feeds the 1-2 tons of soil microbes living in the soil. In return, as they process the […]

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Flashing Night Lights Can Protect Livestock from Predators

By   /  December 2, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  2 Comments