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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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Multi-Species Grazing Part 3 – Grass and Soil Management Principles

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  6 Comments

No matter what kind of stock you’re grazing, these management principles apply.

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Multi-Species Grazing Part 2 – Birthing Season and Grass Management

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  2 Comments

Tom Krawiec has been handling 2,000 to 3,000 head per year for close to 15 years. His MOBs can include saddle horses, cattle, sheep and even pigs. In Part 1 of this series he described how he gets different species to behave as one herd and some of the helpful behaviors he’s seen as a […]

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