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Being a Successful Grazier is All About Creating Resilience

By   /  June 11, 2018  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

Some places are unusually wet and cool this spring. Others are hotter and drier than ever and looking at the possibility of extended drought. So what’s a grazier to do? Rancher Gary Price says, “You just don’t know what’s around the next corner, so you have to prepare for the worst….Hope for the best of course, but you know, hope is not a plan.” Here’s some help for your plan.

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Here’s What Reducing Pasture Recovery Periods Can Cost You

By   /  June 4, 2018  /  Grazing Management  /  3 Comments

We all know that giving our pastures enough time to recover before grazing them again is critical to our success. But what may be news is how big the impact of just a few days less of recovery can turn into a problem that costs us forage and money. Dave Pratt, CEO of Ranch Management […]

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Farm Hack Fly Traps

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

I recently joined the Regenerative Grazing Group Facebook page. Participants share information and ask questions about what’s going on in their pastures and help each other think about how we can all be better grazing managers. If you’re a facebooker, you can check it out. In the meantime, I asked if I could share this […]

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Managing to Prevent Grass Tetany

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

Is grass tetany a threat to your herd? It could be if you’re dealing with cool conditions and lush spring forage growth. It is what we call “washy” grass. This new growth is very high in water and nitrogen. It can also be fairly high in potassium. Fields that have been fertilized with nitrogen may […]

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Back to Grass – Turning Marginal Cropland to Pasture For a Diverse Sustainable Operation

By   /  May 14, 2018  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

Darin Michalski’s direction in life was influenced by his father. “Dad didn’t like farming much. He was more into cattle. He always cussed some of the land we farmed. It was pretty marginal land and said that we should sow this down to grass.” So when he got his first 80, that’s what Darin ended […]

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