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Orchestrating a Diversified Livestock Operation

By   /  January 11, 2021  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

Another request from readers was to talk some more about diversified or multi-species grazing operations. This article from Sandra Miller is the first we’ll share this year. Stay tuned for more! On old MacDonald’s Farm, there were all types of animals—here a moo, there an oink and over there a cluck, cluck—but managing multiple species […]

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Thinking of New Year’s Resolutions? Try This Instead

By   /  January 4, 2021  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

From January of 2019, here’s a better way to approach the New Year. Another year has come and gone and now comes the time for all of the resolutions to be made for the New Year. Folks resolve to lose weight, quit smoking or dipping, cut back on their drinking, exercise more – you know, […]

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The Beginnings of Soil Conservation and the Regenerative Agriculture Movement

By   /  December 21, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

There’s a saying that “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” Usually we think of that in a bad way, as if we didn’t learn the lessons of the past so now we’re repeating the same mistakes. But it can also be about forgetting the discoveries of the past, only to reinvent […]

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Benefits and Challenges of Winter Grazing

By   /  December 14, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

This story, originally published in January of 2017, comes to us from Civil Eats, a daily news source for critical thought about the American food system. In working on this story, reporter Caroline Abels contacted us at On Pasture to find out more about winter grazing and interviewed two On Pasture authors, Troy Bishopp and […]

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What is the Nutritional Value of Your Stockpiled Forage?

By   /  December 7, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

From December of 2016, here’s a look at what you might expect if you haven’t taken the steps to have your forage tested. Grazing your herd through the winter on standing forages in pasture is one way to reduce costs and improve your bottom line. It avoids the expense of baling, moving feed and then […]

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