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How My Grazing Plan Helped When Everything Went Wrong

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  Grazing Management  /  6 Comments

Troy has been sharing how he extends his grazing season every year thanks to charting his management. But this fall Mother Nature threw him a big curve with rain 28 days out of 40 and a killing frost that came a month late. Here’s how he made it through.

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The Giving Farm

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  Consider This, The Scoop  /  4 Comments

In 1971, I was a confused eight year old who cried in horror as men lashed my grandfather William’s fourteen, beloved Guernsey cows in an attempt to make them walk up the steep ramp into a cattle truck destined for the auction barn. The sober event was dictated by the decision not to spend money […]

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What Makes Grass Grow Back Fastest – Trampling, Clipping or Cow Spit?

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  17 Comments

Troy started this piece, Kathy Voth added some, and Jim Gerrish shared his observations. And with all that, we’re still not sure we have an answer. Troy: The heifers moved ahead into a fresh break of pasture while I lingered and admired the trample effect that was left behind. The rough residual was a beautiful […]

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Can You Be a Grazing Soothsayer?

By   /  September 10, 2018  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Can You Be a Grazing Soothsayer?

Back in 2014/15, Troy Bishopp took us all along on his journey to extend his grazing season. He showed the good and the bad and all the planning that went with getting to 257 grazeable days on his New York state farm. This year he’s trying something different – and he’s going to show us all how it goes as he does it. Check this out!

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The Best Thing to Do With a Brush Pile

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  Consider This  /  5 Comments

Those piles become a thing of beauty with this suggestion from Troy and featuring another On Pasture author, Jenn Colby, and her husband Chris Sargent from the Howling Wolf Farm in Vermont.

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