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Ideas for Promoting Grazing as an Ecosystem Service

By   /  April 19, 2021  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

In this week’s article about how crop growers and livestock producers can cooperate to benefit each other, I lay out the keys to developing a successful agreement. It reminded me of this article from April of 2013 on the importance of the ecosystem services that grazing can provide, and how we can work together for […]

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Pasture Management for Nutrients and Preventing Parasite Problems in Small Ruminants

By   /  April 12, 2021  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep, The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

Thanks to Kim Cassida for this great piece. Here she focuses on practices for small ruminants, but the principles work for cattle as well. A common question among new small ruminant producers is “which forage is best for my animals?” The answer isn’t only about nutrients, but also involves parasite management and sustainable forage production. […]

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Inspiration for Making Good Grazing Management Decisions

By   /  April 5, 2021  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

Here’s a flow chart that will help you see the future when you’re trying to make tough decisions.

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What You Do This Spring Impacts Your Whole Grazing Season

By   /  March 29, 2021  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

These tips from Troy were timely in 2014. They’re things we probably need to be reminded about every year! Enjoy! Believe it or not, sometime in the very near future you will be turning animals out to pasture. Some of you will have a plan and decide when it’s the right time for the land […]

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Ten Steps to Better Pastures and Grazing

By   /  March 22, 2021  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

As an extension educator at the county level, I read a lot of publications about the use and management of pasture and hay resources. My clients read the same publications and many still hesitate to try new grazing practices. Producers often believe a new practice will not work for them. Many farmers get enamored by […]

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