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Calving While Moving With the Mob

By   /  April 6, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

From our April 2017 edition, here are some great tips for keeping cows and calves together even with daily moves. When the spring flush of grass kicks off with pastures exploding in growth, it can be difficult to keep up with new growth. Then you add in calving in the mob with frequent spring moves […]

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The Best Treatments for Pinkeye

By   /  March 30, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

This article was first published in April of 2018. I’ve updated it with information drawn from the comments readers shared when it was first published. When visiting Greg and Jan Judy a few weeks ago, I asked Greg “What do you do about pinkeye?” “We don’t treat it,” he said. “We found that if we […]

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A “Keep-It-Simple” Method for Getting Minerals to Your Herd

By   /  March 23, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

From March of 2018, here’s a popular article on setting up a simple mineral supplement program. I recently sat in on a roundtable discussion about using mineral supplements on ranches that are practicing managed grazing. It turned out that even though it is well known that our region suffers from some serious soil deficiencies, most […]

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Beware of Springtime Grass Tetany Dangers

By   /  March 16, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

This article comes to us from Ron Lemenager1, Allen Bridges1, Matt Claeys1, and Keith Johnson2 Purdue University Departments of Animal Sciences1 and Agronomy2 Most cattlemen look forward to warmer temperatures and spring grass.  As temperatures begin to warm, cool-season grasses and legumes begin a rapid growth phase resulting in the production of large amounts of lush, […]

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Rejuvenating Your Pasture – The Best, Most Effective Method is Free

By   /  March 9, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  3 Comments

We’re talking grazing planning and grazing charts this week because grazing season is coming right up. From March 2019, Tom Krawiec describes how his plan and his chart get him organized so he can grow lots of grass and feed lots of animals. There are many ways to improve your pastures. Depending on who is […]

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