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Rejuvenating Your Pasture – The Best, Most Effective Method is Free

By   /  March 9, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  3 Comments

We’re talking grazing planning and grazing charts this week because grazing season is coming right up. From March 2019, Tom Krawiec describes how his plan and his chart get him organized so he can grow lots of grass and feed lots of animals. There are many ways to improve your pastures. Depending on who is […]

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To Unroll or Not to Unroll? What Gives the Most Bang for the Buck When Bale Feeding?

By   /  February 24, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  8 Comments

The other day my buddy, Steve Kenyon, and I were discussing why concentrated bale grazing is so superior for pasture rejuvenation versus unrolling bales. Steve is the author of ‘The Calendar of the Year-Round Grazier,’ teaches a course on how to graze year-round, and has been bale grazing for more than 20 years. Steve is […]

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Here’s the Impact of Fencing and Planning on Grazing Days and Profitability

By   /  January 27, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  3 Comments

In November I shared thoughts on the economic importance of stockpiling grass. In that article, I made the case for building internal fence on a new property because of the economic value of the grass. Well, we did build the fences even though we were sick of fencing by November! This article covers what happened […]

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Tell Me – Show Me – Watch Me: How to Train and Inspire New Hires

By   /  December 16, 2019  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Tell Me – Show Me – Watch Me: How to Train and Inspire New Hires

In 2004, I stumbled upon a book by Robert Kiyosaki entitled Cash Flow Quadrant.  It really changed the way I looked at what I was doing. I thought we were building a great business, but after reading Kiyosaki’s book I realized we were just creating a job for ourselves. The difference between a job and […]

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You Don’t Have to Practice Yoga to Be a Flexible Grazier!

By   /  November 4, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  4 Comments

In most livestock operations, the largest expense is winter feed. As a grazier, it has been my goal to plan a grazing rotation so there is high quality, high volume forage available in the fall and winter. This fall has tested my flexibility once again and has once again shown me the importance of having […]

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