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Working On Healthy Soils and Productive Agriculture in Ethiopia

By   /  August 12, 2019  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

In early June I got an email from Dr. Ray Weil. You may know Ray as the author of The Nature and Properties of Soils, the go-to textbook for everything on soils, and a contributor to On Pasture. He was asking for input on electric fencing for a project he is starting in Ethiopia to […]

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Lone Star Ticks and the Red Meat Allergy

By   /  July 29, 2019  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

This article comes to us from Canada’s Beef Cattle Research Council and Shaun Dergousoff, PhD, a research scientist at AAFC Lethbridge focused on tick populations and arthropod vectors of livestock disease. I’ve added a map of where the lone star tick is found, some info on other ticks that may cause the allergy, and a […]

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Livestock Genetic Diversity is Being Preserved Thanks to an ARS Collection

By   /  July 15, 2019  /  ARS, Consider This  /  No Comments

This is an edited version of an article by Dennis O’Brien of the Agriculture Research Service. When the sample of semen from the Duroc boar—a breed of domestic pig—arrived in Fort Collins, Colorado this spring, the scientists and staff at the Agricultural Research Service’s National Animal Germplasm Collection had a little celebration. Why? Because it […]

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Best of OP – More Ways to Keep Flies Off Your Livestock

By   /  July 1, 2019  /  Consider This  /  6 Comments

There’s more than one way to skin a cat or catch a fly. On Pasture reader Fred Forsburg was inspired to share his method of keeping flies off his cattle by the article several weeks ago on Loran Shallenberger’s Farm Hack Fly Trap. We thought you’d like to see what works for Fred. We love […]

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Sheep Cross Hanging Bridges

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Sheep Cross Hanging Bridges

Farmers and ranchers everywhere face challenges when it comes to moving their stock, especially when it comes to crossing water. Shepherds have solved water crossing problems by building hanging bridges. Here’s what that looks like for shepherds in Nepal. These Himalayan sheep are crossing a hanging bridge in Ghumliband, Rukum Nepal. A total of 687 […]

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