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Here’s What Graziers Do In August – Stage Forage, Prep Stockpile and Plan for Winter Forage/Feed

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  No Comments

August often seems to arrive too early and speeds by way too fast. Mentally to me, August 1st starts the countdown to the first frosty morning. That time frame, depending on where you are in Indiana, is generally 60-75 days. There is a lot to do in that time frame. Staging Forage My first consideration […]

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More Ways To Keep Flies Off Your Livestock

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  Grazing Management  /  4 Comments

There’s more than one way to skin a cat or catch a fly. On Pasture reader Fred Forsburg was inspired to share his method of keeping flies off his cattle by the article several weeks ago on Loran Shallenberger’s Farm Hack Fly Trap. We thought you’d like to see what works for Fred. We love […]

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Making the Switch to Grazing – With a Little Help From Your Friends

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

This is the story of a dairy farmer’s transition to pasture. It’s an excellent example how long it takes, and the challenges along the way. It’s also a great example for all graziers, no matter your livestock, of how helpful it can be to work with an Extension Agent, or someone from a local Natural Resource Conservation Service or Conservation District office. We should all be so lucky to have free help at our fingertips!

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Grazing Inspiration From the Hamann Family and Their Blue Bell Ranch

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

Some days you just need a little inspiration to keep on keeping on. So here’s the Hamann family, winners of South Dakota’s 2017 Leopold Conservation Award, to take you on a tour of their ranch and how their management has grown the grasslands they love.

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Drought Helps a Texas Rancher Turn the Corner to More Water and Forage

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

In the drought of 2009, Kregg and Diana McKenny’s well ran dry. They had to haul water, and ultimately sell all their livestock except for 2 retired horses. The well that had served his family’s ranch since the 1940s, and that got them through drought in the 1950s, just couldn’t keep up any longer. Even […]

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