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From Minimal to Mob – Lifestyle and Economic Considerations for Designing your Grazing Program

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  No Comments

America is a great place. In this neck of the woods we get to do almost anything we want, and nowhere is that more true than in the grazing world. Graziers get to decide what their business, their land, even their life looks like. But here’s the trouble with all that freedom: lots of choices […]

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Winter Electric Fence Solutions

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  No Comments

The use of Electric Fence in the winter is fast becoming a solution for controlling livestock. Some use it for winter grazing practices, some use it to protect haystacks from both livestock and wildlife. Others use it for a quick fix all through the winter and early spring, not to mention using normal range fences. […]

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Lessons Learned From a Year of Grazing Management

By   /  January 1, 2018  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

This is a good time of year for reflecting on what went well and what you might like to do differently next year. Though Matt wrote this a few years ago, his lessons learned are ones many of us can benefit from, as is the example of putting something in writing to refer back to […]

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The Idea of a Stockshare – Managing Together for Better Pastures and Better Profits

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  1 Comment

This is the third in a series of articles looking at how ranchers in Texas might work together to manage a landscape as a whole. Read Part 1 here, and Part 2, here. In my last two articles, I wrote about how a “Stockshare” program could help livestock raisers in the Gulf Coast region of […]

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Sheep Can Now Safely Graze Vineyards!

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Livestock, Sheep  /  12 Comments

Vineyard managers don’t like the weeds and grass that grows between vines because they slow vine growth and grape production. Sheep graziers call the vineyardist’s problem “forage” and would love to be able to use it to grow their herds. So how can vineyard managers work with sheep growers so that they’re both happy? The […]

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