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Is the Expense Justified? Part 2 of Fencing Costs and Effectiveness for Unusual Challenges

By   /  May 25, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  No Comments

Last week Jim described the benefits of fencing out kangaroos and elk and shared costs and effectiveness for different kinds of fencing. This week, he follows up with the answers to an equally important question: “Will this kind of fencing result in more profit?” Read this even if you don’t have to fence out ‘roos […]

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Fencing Costs and Effectiveness for Unusual Challenges

By   /  May 18, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  4 Comments

Ok – so you don’t have kangaroo or elk problems. Read this anyway. You’ll find some excellent examples of how folks fence to solve all kinds of problems and I think you’ll find things you can use. Plus, how often do you get to hear from a fencing expert on the costs and effectiveness of […]

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Want More Spring Forage? Leave More Winter Residual

By   /  May 11, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

Last fall, I hosted Victor Shelton at my farm. Victor is Indiana’s NRCS Grazing Specialist, a beef farmer, and the author of “Grazing Bites,” and lots of great articles in On Pasture. During our pasture walk, Victor and I discussed the effects of “Perpetual Novembers,” when the ground doesn’t freeze, killing frosts happen later, and […]

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Rotational Grazing System Increases Profit and Resilience

By   /  May 4, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

“With rotational grazing, what really turned me onto it and got me into it was, honestly, the economic value of it, obviously in dollar signs. I was thinking, “Oh, if we do rotational grazing I automatically should be able to put so many more pairs on a piece of pasture. That’s true to a certain […]

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Woven Wire Fencing Hack

By   /  May 4, 2020  /  Consider This, Fencing  /  1 Comment

If you’ve worked with rolls of woven wire fencing, you know how heavy they can be and how awkward it can be to try to unroll and set up. Repairman Jared decided to build his own solution, a rig he can hook to his tracker to hold the roll and make it easy to unroll. […]

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