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Hove Family Increasing Profitability and Biodiversity

By   /  August 3, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

  When Calvin Hove’s dad bought their place near Sisseton, South Dakota in 1958, the property had two functions. One side was pasture, the other side was where they made hay and fed the cattle. Since then, things have changed a lot. Calvin’s son Mark has worked with a variety of partners to develop more […]

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I Got Burned – My Lesson About Hot Fence

By   /  July 27, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  6 Comments

There are two different types of high tensile fences on my place.  The original fence was built to hold and protect sheep so it is a five strand high tensile that reaches down to about 5 inches above the ground.  The new fencing, which was installed in 2017 and was built for beef cattle, is […]

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Greg Judy on Stockpiling to Extend Your Grazing Season

By   /  July 20, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Silvopasture  /  No Comments

Last week we started a discussion about how to go about stockpiling in the coming months. This week we continue with some thoughts from Greg Judy. Greg is always innovating, and in this case he’s looking at stockpiling a bit differently. In Part 1, we talked about one of the hardest parts of stockpiling: it […]

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Extend Your Grazing Season By Stockpiling Forage – Part 1

By   /  July 13, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  4 Comments

There are two different ways to feed your livestock with stockpiled forage over the winter. One way is to make hay or silage and then feed it to livestock over the winter. This can be quite expensive. The other option, which is much more economical, is to leave the forage in pasture where it stands, […]

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Answers to the Most Commonly Asked Grazing Questions

By   /  July 6, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

Victor Shelton is the NRCS Grazing Specialist and Agronomist for the state of Indiana. He has been writing “Grazing Bites” since 2008 and this article is the 150th he’s written. We’re honored that he shares these with the On Pasture community. Victor says, “Almost every issue has initiated an email or phone call from someone, […]

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