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Tips for Finishing Grass Fed Beef

By   /  November 6, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  2 Comments

From our November 2015 archives, Forrest Pritchard shares what’s made his grass fed beef operation successful. I’ve been raising grass fed-and-finished beef for nearly twenty years, and I direct market 125 head of slaughter steers and heifers each year through local farmers’ markets. These animals are 100% pasture finished, averaging 1250 lbs live weight at […]

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The Best 120 Seconds on Tillage. Ever.

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

I was at a weed management conference recently when one of the participants asked when we were going to be able to change farmers’ minds about tillage. Here’s an article from the October 2013 issue of On Pasture on just that topic. We all complain about too many commercials. Commercials about soil quality, though…who knew? […]

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What’s Left in Your Pastures Can Tell You What You Might Need to Do Differently

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

Here’s what you can look for in your pasture to see if your grazing management needs adjustment.

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Is My Charger Too Small For the Amount of Fence I Have?

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Is My Charger Too Small For the Amount of Fence I Have?

I’ve been asked a handful of times, “Is my multi wire set up too much stress for my fence charger?” Some manufactures rate their chargers in total linear length of wire, and some rate in single/multi wire, so it can be hard to figure out. So let’s look at an example: Let’s say you bought a […]

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A Change in Grazing Management Can Show Results Quickly

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on A Change in Grazing Management Can Show Results Quickly

If you ever thought, “Seeing the results of a change takes so long, I’m not sure it’s worth it,” take hope from this illustration from Jim of what can happen in just a couple years. Here is an illustration of managed grazing beginning to heal an overgrazed landscape in the Nebraska Sand Hills. On the […]

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