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Grab the Bull by the Horns – What to Consider When Buying a Bull

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

Are you looking for a new bull? This January 2018 article has some suggestions as you search. The purchase of a bull is a significant investment and represents the genetic future of the calves and in many cases replacement heifers that will go into the cowherd. The following are thoughts on a process that producers […]

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Rancher Doubles Forage Production by Grazing Half and Resting Half

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  NRCS, The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

In February of 2017 we took readers on a summer visit to South Dakota with this article and video. Since so many of you just made it through the Polar Vortex, we thought another summer trip was in order in 2019. We hope it helps you look forward to warmer times! Charlie and his wife […]

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Figuring Out How Often You Should Move Your Herd

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  4 Comments

This week James Matthew Craighead points out that we don’t have to move our cows every day. John Marble adds to that idea with a look at the lifestyle and economic choices involved in our grazing management.  This brought up quite a discussion when we first ran this in January of 2018! I’ve added those […]

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Grazing Hacks for Feeding Mineral, Blocking Water Gaps and Solar Charger Stands

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

Steve shared this information with us back in back in January of 2015. They’re ideas that will still work today. And if you’ve got ideas, do share! Your On Pasture community would love to have your help. Dan Divine, a former NRCS agent based in Wright County Missouri, was telling me about his water gap […]

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How to Save Hypothermic Lambs

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

Bill Fosher first shared this with us in January of 2014. Here it is again to help our winter lambing readers. In winter lambing flocks, hypothermia and starvation of newborn lambs can account for nearly all of the pre-weaning death loss of lambs. It’s a serious problem that can often be minimized through careful management […]

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