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Sojourn in the Snow

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  Consider This  /  2 Comments

Have you been having any fun lately? Troy reminds us to be kids once in awhile.

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A Bull Named Pron

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

We were over at John Seal’s one day looking to buy some of those big Holstein heifers from Wisconsin that he would go up there and get about twice a year. We were trying to grow our outfit and our heifer production, in our mind, was going too slow. We had bought heifers from John […]

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Soil Fertility and Good Feed – That’s Why Greg Judy Unrolls Hay

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  Consider This  /  6 Comments

Back in 1999 when we first started leasing idle land for grazing that needed serious fertility, I designed my first bale unroller. We had all these old farms that had been stripped of their fertility by folks continuously haying them every year without putting back any nutrients. We did not have any money to fertilize […]

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New Ideas to Solve Old Problems

By   /  December 24, 2018  /  Consider This  /  5 Comments

John Marble, another of On Pasture’s Writers in Residence, has been writing for On Pasture for a little over two years. He focuses on helping us take a new look at things we might take for granted. Examples include his thoughts on paddock design and moving livestock, and his article “From Minimal To Mob – […]

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The Giving Farm

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  Consider This, The Scoop  /  4 Comments

In 1971, I was a confused eight year old who cried in horror as men lashed my grandfather William’s fourteen, beloved Guernsey cows in an attempt to make them walk up the steep ramp into a cattle truck destined for the auction barn. The sober event was dictated by the decision not to spend money […]

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