Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  Consider This
Latest

Prairies Help Us Understand Antibiotic Resistance

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  ARS, Consider This  /  No Comments

This article comes to us from Sandra Avant, ARS Office of Communications, USDA Agricultural Research Services. It was published in the September 16 issue of AgResearch Magazine. Since the 1940s, antibiotics have effectively treated certain bacterial diseases. But over the years, some bacteria have developed resistance to the antibiotics that once killed them. Each year, […]

Read More →
Latest

In Praise of the Wheelbarrow

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

In his book “If You Want to Be A Cowboy, Get A Job” and other insults about the way modern ranches are run, Stan Parsons quotes a South African livestock producer: “The biggest piece of machinery you want on a livestock farm is a wheelbarrow.” Stan Parsons then added, “That is only if you are […]

Read More →
Latest

On Pasture Handouts – Free for your Workshop or Event

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Consider This  /  2 Comments

Do you have a workshop or event and would like to provide participants with helpful information? Here are free On Pasture handouts! Just click on a pic to download, then copy and share! I’ve set them up so you can copy them in color or black and white and they’ll still look good. We’ve started […]

Read More →
Latest

The Grazier’s Vow – Do You Have One of Your Own?

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

These are the principles Don Ashford uses every day to be a better grazier. What would you add? On Oct. 3, 2016 an article I wrote entitled Stupid Is As Stupid Does was published on the On Pasture web site. This was just a simple tale of one of the many mistakes that I have […]

Read More →
Latest

Tooth and Nail: Ranching With Predators

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Consider This  /  5 Comments

Last month On Pasture asked: “What’s the best way to protect your livestock from predators?” and provided information from the Livestock-Predator Hub as food for thought. Turns out, On Pasture author John Marble has been thinking about predators for a long time. I hope you enjoy his thoughts. _________________________ My relationship with predators goes way […]

Read More →