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Here’s the Impact of Fencing and Planning on Grazing Days and Profitability

By   /  January 27, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  3 Comments

In November I shared thoughts on the economic importance of stockpiling grass. In that article, I made the case for building internal fence on a new property because of the economic value of the grass. Well, we did build the fences even though we were sick of fencing by November! This article covers what happened […]

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Flexibility Key to Grazing Through the Winter

By   /  January 20, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

Thanks to the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada for this article. It includes a lot of examples of how one producer is solving the problem of keeping his herd grazing through the season through rain, mud, snow and ice. You’ll also find ideas on weaning, handling and culling. Enjoy! Variable weather is something Dean […]

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This Ranch’s Grazing Management Improves Soil and Vegetation

By   /  January 13, 2020  /  Grazing Management, NRCS  /  1 Comment

The Bench Ranch has been using intensive, rotational grazing for at least 35 years and they have seen a change that includes more grass, healthy soils, and double the stocking rate the ranch used to carry. We add ideas for how you can follow in the ranch’s footsteps.

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Outwintering Cattle With Stockpile and Bale Grazing

By   /  January 6, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

If you’re outwintering cattle, you have many options for providing the forage they need. In addition to grazing stockpiled pasture, I have tried bale grazing and unrolling hay. I have found all three methods to be useful in different situations. Preparing for Winter Before switching to seasonal heifer development, I used to outwinter a custom […]

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Cody and Deanna Sand – Inspiration for Making Change and Being Happy

By   /  December 23, 2019  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

This series from our Special Collections, a great place to find series of articles on one topic. I’m sharing these articles because I think that Cody and Deanna Sand can inspire all of us to think about how we approach change. Here they describe the steps they took to move from $20,000 in debt to […]

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