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Mother Knows Best – Why Your Livestock Eat What They Do

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

If Mom didn’t eat it, chances are your young livestock won’t eat it either. Enjoy the video and the examples of what researchers have found, and then use the suggestions to work with your animals to help them make new food choices.

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Should You Worry That Grazing Stockpile is Harming Spring Regrowth?

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  2 Comments

Troy Bishopp asked this question back in December of 2014 when he was sharing the progress of his own winter grazing program. This is what we found out then. If you have more to add to this, please share it in the comments below! The answer to how much future forage production you’ll get from a […]

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Plants Are Better Than Subsoilers For Reducing Soil Compaction

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

Here’s an article from November 2014 that puts conventional wisdom on it’s head. Enjoy! Alan Sundermeier, a researcher at Ohio State University says, “You can’t solve your problems with steel. Even with a subsoiler that may have minimal surface disturbance, it’s really not solving the problem. We’re seeing that soil structure can be better solved […]

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Turning Farmers Into Graziers – Mentoring for Success

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

The Pilgrims never would have made it, and we wouldn’t even be celebrating Thanksgiving, if not for the mentoring of Native Americans who told them how to grow food. That’s why we thought it was a good week to share this story about mentoring success from our November 2015 issue. Grazing isn’t a big thing […]

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Setting up for Strip Grazing Your Stockpiled Forage

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

Here are the ins and outs and the math for figuring out how big each strip should be to feed your cattle and make best use of your stockpile from our November 2014 issue of On Pasture. We reconfigured our farm’s permanent, hi-tensile fence to better allow the use of portable fencing. Portable fencing allows […]

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