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This Year’s Drought – How Much Will it Cost You?

By   /  May 3, 2021  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

Millions of dollars in bad decisions are made every year as ranches manage through dry-times. Not to mention the damage to pasture heath that occurs through delayed decision making. Primarily, hope of moisture to come and emotional attachment to breeding stock, drive the procrastination of necessary decisions. Having a well-developed drought plan is something that […]

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Why Do We Do Things the Hard Way?

By   /  April 19, 2021  /  Consider This  /  3 Comments

This weekend I was talking to a friend who has changed her lambing date to coincide with spring grass growth on her Vermont farm. No more worries about how to save hypothermic lambs for her, plus she’s reduced her labor costs and other inputs associated with lambing in colder months. “And you know,” she said, […]

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Transforming a Sunset is Hard

By   /  April 5, 2021  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

Removing the bulk milk tank marks the end of an era at Bishopp Family Farm.

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Modern Methods Part 2 – Managing Where Livestock Graze

By   /  March 22, 2021  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Modern Methods Part 2 – Managing Where Livestock Graze

A few weeks ago we introduced Robert E. Williams and Part 1 of his article in the Journal of Range Management about best grazing management practices. Though “Modern Methods of Getting Uniform Use of Ranges” was written 68 years ago, the principles he includes still hold true today. In fact, much of what he writes […]

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Free Grazing 101 ebook and online courses coming soon!

By   /  March 1, 2021  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Free Grazing 101 ebook and online courses coming soon!

This spring, beginning graziers will have a new, free resource to help them get started on the right foot. The National Grazing Lands Coalition, On Pasture and Yvette Gibson are working together to bring you an ebook and two online courses. Online Course Yvette Gibson is a pioneer in teaching field-based science online, and has […]

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