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Tips for Squeezing Every Drop of Profit From Your Small Ruminant Herd

By   /  September 9, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

From July of 2015, here’s some timeless advice for making the most of every product your herd can provide. There used to be a time when keeping a respectable flock of sheep or herd of goats offered an acceptable return by simply sending  yearlings and culls to the local auction and possibly capitalizing off the […]

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Paddock Sizing For Intensive Grazing

By   /  September 2, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

  This article was first published in October of 2015 to answer a question that many readers have, “How big should my paddocks/pastures be?” The answer involves some forage clipping, some weighing and some math and Dave Scott explains it all here. Enjoy! Dave Scott and his wife own and operate Montana Highland Lamb (Home […]

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Does Your Pasture Need a Boost? Fall Seeding Might Work For You

By   /  August 26, 2019  /  NRCS, The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

Early August to mid-September is an excellent time to plant cool-season grasses. One of the advantages of seeding this time of the year as compared to a spring seeding is lower competition from weeds and getting enough good growth to guarantee them to survive the coming winter months. Moisture is really not much of an […]

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Time to Watch Out for Nitrate and Prussic Acid Poisoning

By   /  August 19, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

From August of 2018, it’s our annual reminder that drought and potential weather changes could cause increases of nitrates and prussic acid in some forages. This article from Jill Scheidt, University of Missouri Extension, tells us what to look out for. I’ve added some charts and testing information as well as links to addtional On […]

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The Economics of Creep Feeding – Does it Pay?

By   /  August 12, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

This article originally appeared in May of 2018. It is drawn from information provided by the University of Nebraska Lincoln Beef, Randy Saner, Nebraska Extension Educator – Beef Systems, and Travis Mulliniks, UNL Beef Cattle Nutritionist – Range Production Systems. Thanks for your great work! Creep feeding is a practice of providing feed so that […]

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