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Grazing Around Streams – More Ways To Do The Right Thing

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Grazing Management, Water quality  /  No Comments

We can graze around streams and avoid government regulations if we choose to do the right thing. Troy Bishopp is busy collecting examples and sharing them with On Pasture so our community can be a good example to all graziers.

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Grazing Around Streams – Three Examples of Trying to Do the Right Thing

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  Grazing Management, Water quality  /  No Comments

With growing concerns over riparian management and its effect on water quality, farmers and ranchers are facing tightening regulations and restrictions on grazing next to streams and water bodies. In his first article on this topic, Troy wondered if we, as graziers, are doing all we can to protect water quality and our grazing future. […]

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Intentional Management: Matching Needs With Resources

By   /  April 9, 2018  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

Thanks to Jonathan Rupert of Smith Seeds for this piece. A number of years ago, I had the privileged of visiting one of the many cattle ranches operated by Lykes Brothers in Florida.  If you’re not familiar with the name, Lykes is one of the top five largest cow-calf operations in the nation with over […]

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Schooley Ranch Conservation Planning Makes for the Cleanest Water in South Dakota

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  Grazing Management, NRCS  /  No Comments

Last week Troy Bishopp wrote about some of his frustrations with riparian grazing management, wondering, “Can We Just Do The Right Thing?” Well, here’s an example of a ranch in South Dakota that has worked hard on providing the folks downstream with plenty of good clean water. Chad Schooley of Schooley Ranch in Castlewood, South […]

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Riparian Grazing: Can We Just Do The Right Thing?

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Water, Water quality  /  3 Comments

With growing concerns over riparian management and its effect on water quality, farmers and ranchers are facing tightening regulations and restrictions on grazing next to streams and water bodies. Here, Troy wonders if we, as graziers, are doing all we can to protect water quality and our grazing future. At this year’s Northeast Pasture Consortium […]

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