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The Grass Whisperer’s $20 Stock Watering Solution

By   /  August 19, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  No Comments

Troy Bishopp and John Suscovich of Farm Marketing Solutions get together now and then to share tips for how farmers and ranchers can be good graziers. In this 3:34 video, they talk about how Troy set up his system to water his cattle without letting them walk through his streams. With a $5 piece of […]

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Comparing Rotational and Continuous Grazing – A Time Lapse Video

By   /  August 12, 2019  /  Grazing Management, NRCS  /  3 Comments

Seeing how two pastures function side by side under different management is one good way to consider what kind of management we’d like to implement. That’s why I like this video from the Natural Resources Conservation Service staff in Clark, South Dakota. They set up a camera on a fence line and took time lapse […]

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We’re Stockpiling Now for Winter Grazing at Green Pastures Farm

By   /  August 5, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  No Comments

We have 70 days left until our average killing frost date. That means we’re starting to stockpile now to extend our grazing season, allowing pastures to grow so we won’t have to feed hay this winter. For most folks winter feeding is their largest expense and can be the difference between making a profit or […]

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The Inventory Walk

By   /  July 29, 2019  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

Woody Lane from Lane Livestock Services in Oregon spoke to me in his article, “Let’s Take a Walk,” when he wrote, “The pasture is trying to tell you something; are you listening?” When I participate in a public pasture walk, it’s generally a lighthearted affair that looks at a few specifics of grazing management or […]

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Facing Short Hay Inventory? Here’s What You Can Do

By   /  July 22, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  No Comments

Flooding in many parts of the country may mean less hay for the winter. Drought is a problem in other places. No matter the reason, here are some tips for making it through the winter.

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