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Grasslands and the Herds that Graze Them Provide Critical Ecosystem Services

By   /  March 30, 2020  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

Cattle play a vital role out on the landscapes for grasslands. They mimic in many ways what historic bison used to do. That’s why we need cattle out on the landscape. Marshall Johnson Vice President Audubon Society The Audubon Society knows all about the important role livestock play in protecting grassland habitat for birds and […]

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Can Grazing Eliminate Weeds?

By   /  March 16, 2020  /  Consider This  /  5 Comments

Before I started On Pasture, I was best known for having invented a method for teaching cows to eat weeds. The process is based in behavior science and is very simple. In as little as 8 hours spread over 10 days, anyone can teach their livestock to add a new weed to their diet. It […]

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Let’s Help Each Other With Lessons Learned

By   /  March 2, 2020  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

Last year I took part in a pasture walk and workshop. The turnout was good and the folks in attendance were very attentive and seemed to be interested in what we had to say. As is normal, there was some negativity on display and this can lead to some very interesting and colorful conversations. At […]

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The Long View: Thinking About Forever

By   /  February 17, 2020  /  Consider This  /  4 Comments

As most of you know, On Pasture author John Marble typically offers up an article every month, something about grazing management or ranching or some technical issue. But in January, John was busy with other tasks. In another life, John spent a significant amount of time working on drinking water problems in small communities across […]

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Can We Eat Our Way Out of Climate Change?

By   /  February 3, 2020  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

Does what we eat matter when it comes to climate impacts? Are the vegans right? If we change our diet will we avoid climate change? That’s the question that Dr. Frank Mitloehner addresses in this short video. Mitloehner, a professor and air quality expert in the Animal Science Department at University of California-Davis, puts into […]

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