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Some Do’s and Don’ts for Successful Bale Grazing

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

From November 2016 – a real time saver! If you’re going to be feeding your livestock this winter, bale grazing could be right for you. It can save you time and money and even improve your pastures. Here are some tips from the Manitoba Grazing Council to help you get started and make it work […]

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Where Can You Find a USDA Poultry Processing Facility?

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

Folks are asking for this information this time of year. From November of 2017 – here’s a list of USDA poultry processing facilities. I was told by a well established USDA inspected poultry processor that there were only a dozen or so small-scale USDA inspected poultry processors in the country that are willing to process […]

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How Much Winter Feed/Forage Do I Need? Am I Feeding the Right Animals?

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  NRCS, The Classic by NatGLC  /  2 Comments

From November of 2017, here are two questions we ask ourselves every year. I often talk about taking inventory of winter feedstuff.  I’m primarily measuring dry matter, e.g. hay, pasture, stockpile, crop residue, and grazeable annuals still left.  Fall rains certainly helped to green things up and provide some new growth, but that won’t last […]

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Buying Feed? Here’s How You Can Compare Them To Choose the Best Value

By   /  October 22, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  2 Comments

We first ran this in October of 2016. It’s just as timely now given that many folks had a droughty summer and may be looking at feed for the winter. Let’s say you had a droughty year and winter feed is in short supply.  One option is to reduce your herd size to match the […]

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How to Be a Successful Farmer/Rancher in the 21st Century

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  2 Comments

Forrest has been thinking about this for a long time. We first published this in October of 2014. Read on for how he’s gone deeper with a new book on the topic. As Bren Smith recently explained in his heartfelt editorial for the New York Times (Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be […]

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