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How to Graze Trampled Grass

By   /  July 15, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

For some On Pasture readers, there was way too much rain early in the grazing season and the grass got way ahead, causing more trampling issues. If you’re wondering how to graze it now, Bruce has some ideas for you. (From an August 2018 issue.) How should you graze regrowth in pastures that had tall […]

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How One Farm Family is Improving Soil Health

By   /  July 8, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

From our July 2018 archives, here are some ideas about adapting practices to fit different operations, and the importance of working with others. Today I have two videos for you from JP and Holly Heber who raise row crops and cattle in east-central South Dakota. They’re talking about their no-till and cover crops and how […]

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Best of OP – How to Be A Successful Farmer/Rancher in the 21st Century

By   /  July 1, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Best of OP – How to Be A Successful Farmer/Rancher in the 21st Century

Forrest has been thinking about this for a long time. We first published this in October of 2014. Read on for how he’s gone deeper with a new book on the topic. As Bren Smith recently explained in his heartfelt editorial for the New York Times (Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be […]

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How Much Time and Money Should You Spend on That Calf?

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  5 Comments

From June of 2017 – It’s a good time of year to think about this so you can make decisions about management and taking calves to market. We added an Excel-based “calculator” to make it easier. 🙂 It is important that cattle producers know the cost of adding gain to cattle and the marginal value […]

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Study Shows Management-Intensive Grazing Impacts on Forage Quantity and Quality

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Study Shows Management-Intensive Grazing Impacts on Forage Quantity and Quality

This article was first published in June of 2016. Not everyone believes that pastures under management-intensive rotational grazing (MIRG) differ from grasslands under other management in terms of forage quality and quantity, carbon sequestration and biological soil activity. So researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison decided to run some trials to find out, comparing management-intensive […]

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