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Tips for Stockpile Grazing Timing, Fencing and Pasture Size

By   /  December 9, 2019  /  NRCS, The Classic by NatGLC  /  2 Comments

From December of 2016, here are tips on pasture size, fencing equipment and more, to help with successful stockpile grazing. When to Start If possible and practical, it is best to not start grazing stockpiled forage until it goes dormant. Until it goes dormant, every time that solar panel of leaves is removed, the plant […]

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How Nutritious is Your Annual and Stockpiled Forage?

By   /  December 2, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on How Nutritious is Your Annual and Stockpiled Forage?

From December of 2016, here’s some input on what you can expect from your stockpiled forage. 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 feeding. But is the feed giving your […]

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In Times of Change, Be One of the Learners Who Will Survive

By   /  November 25, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on In Times of Change, Be One of the Learners Who Will Survive

This is the season when we tend to reflect on where we are and where we want to go. I hope these thoughts from Don Ashford and November of 2015 are helpful to you. This is a quote from Eric Hoffer who was known as the longshoreman philosopher. Mr. Hoffer has been dead since 1983 […]

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How to Mob Graze With Chickens

By   /  November 18, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on How to Mob Graze With Chickens

Mob grazing is basically putting lots of animals on a small area and then moving them from place to place so that they get fed, and the trampled forage and manure and urine they leave behind feeds the soil. It’s easy to imagine with cows, and sheep, and maybe even goats? But chickens? This is […]

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Answers to Reader Alfalfa-Related Questions – Fall Nutrition, Varieties, and Reseeding

By   /  November 11, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Answers to Reader Alfalfa-Related Questions – Fall Nutrition, Varieties, and Reseeding

From November of 2017, here’s an article answering alfalfa-related reader questions. The answers come to us from Genevieve Slocum and David Hunsberger of King’s Agriseeds. Question: My cows and calves have been on a pasture for about a week with approx. 50% grass 50% alfalfa it has dried down on the stem and we have […]

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