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Cattle Grazing Cover Crops – How Crop Growers and Graziers Can Work Together

By   /  April 19, 2021  /  Grazing Management  /  3 Comments

This 1:57 minute video is a good look at how graziers and crop growers can work together for the benefit of each other and the soil. We visit Brendon Rockey of Rockey Farms, a potato farmer in the San Luis Valley of southwest Colorado. Brandon provides an example of how he developed the agreement with […]

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Math and the Art of Grazing – Figuring Your Stocking Rate

By   /  April 12, 2021  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  3 Comments

Thanks to Krista Ehlert, Assistant Professor and South Dakota State University Extension Range Specialist, and Jameson Brennan for this article! Like many of us Krista Ehlert has a love hate relationship with math. She says, “Growing up, I remember asking the question, “Why do we need to learn this?” The “this” being math, and I […]

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Spring is Sprung – Grazing for Best Results, Avoiding Toxic Plants and Preventing Grass Tetany

By   /  April 5, 2021  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

Yes, it’s getting to be that time of year — new spring green growth! The cows start complaining about eating hay and bellowing when they hear my voice or even just see me. It’s not that the hay is any less delectable, it’s just not what they know is available across the fence. It’s about […]

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Signs You Need to Adjust Your Stocking Rate

By   /  March 29, 2021  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

Last week Troy Bishopp shared his worksheet for figuring out how many animals you can run on the pasture you have. Stocking rate isn’t an easy thing to figure, especially if you the pasture’s you’re grazing are new to you That’s why Troy reminded us that the results of the worksheet are an estimate. So, […]

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How to Get Rid of Broomsedge in Your Pastures

By   /  March 22, 2021  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

  This time of year, I get a lot of questions on how to rid pastures of broomsedge grass. It’s a problem because animals will not eat mature broomsedge grass, though they will graze it when it is immature for about 3-4 weeks. Here in Missouri, that time period starts the end of June and […]

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