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Like a Prairie – A Big Picture View of Grazing Management

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  Grazing Management  /  6 Comments

Welcome to Will Kearney, a new On Pasture author. In this series, Will Kearney introduces a big idea about how we might manage prairies in a way more consistent with their ecological history and that could improve the landscape and our success as ranchers.

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Winter Watering Tips From the North

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  No Comments

Keeping stock watered in winter can be a challenge. With that in mind we thought we’d check with our neighbors to the north to see what kind of solutions they’ve come up with to make watering easier in even the coldest winters. We found this factsheet from folks in Manitoba with four different solutions as […]

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Patch-Burn Grazing for Forage, Wildlife Habitat, and Firesafe Grasslands

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  Grazing Management, NRCS  /  3 Comments

What do you get when you combine grazing and prescribed fire? According to researchers and ranchers, you get reduced danger of catastrophic wildfires, better forage and better weight gains for livestock, and more lesser prairie chickens and other wildlife. Wildfires on the Great Plains are three times more frequent and four times bigger than they […]

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Do You Have Enough Winter Feed and Are You Feeding the Right Animals?

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

I often talk about taking inventory of winter feedstuff.  I’m primarily measuring dry matter, e.g. hay, pasture, stockpile, crop residue, and grazeable annuals still left.  Fall rains certainly helped to green things up and provide some new growth, but that won’t last much longer and real growth is about done and dormancy of perennials is […]

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Managing Ryegrass Our Way

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

Don Ashford has a creative way of planting and managing his pastures so that he doesn’t have to feed his stock, and he keeps his costs down. Could you do something similar with your pastures?

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