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How to Stockpile Grass Like a 12-Year-Old

By   /  August 10, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

If a 12-year-old were to set up a ranch they would probably make it simple, easy, and fun. That’s the kind of ranch I want to be a part of. Everything I do on the ranch I ask myself, “Could a 12-year-old do this?” If the answer is no, then I stop doing it or […]

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The Wave – the Secret to Keeping Calves and Lambs with Their Moms When Moving Them

By   /  July 13, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  Comments Off on The Wave – the Secret to Keeping Calves and Lambs with Their Moms When Moving Them

For the last 8-10 years I have been working on an efficient method to move new born calves and lambs from pasture to pasture. This is something that scares many people and keeps them from managing grass at the same time they are calving/lambing. Most people will have a birthing pasture that gets hammered because […]

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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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