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Offset Fencing – An Option for Keeping Wily Animals in Pastures

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  4 Comments

This is my second summer buying, breeding and flipping yearling heifers in New York. I use two-day moves and high density grazing to get good animal performance and pasture utilization. My success of depends on my herd respecting a single electric wire. To make sure they have that respect, I’ve made some adjustments to my […]

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Making Hay While the Sun Shines, Even If You Don’t Want To

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

All the drought indicators were met, so John’s drought management plan kicked in. And then it rained.

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Birdwell and Clark Ranch – Moving 5,000 Head of Cattle Multiple Times a Day

By   /  June 3, 2019  /  Grazing Management, NRCS  /  No Comments

When Emry Birdwell and Deborah Clark bought their 14,000 acre ranch in north Texas in 2003 it was a monoculture of little blue stem with 25% bare ground, and areas that were overgrazed and undergrazed. Today, it produces two times the county average of beef per acre and in less time. For that, and the […]

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Greg Judy Talks Electric Fencing and Gates for Sheep and Cattle

By   /  May 27, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

While Greg designed these fences to keep goats, sheep and guardian dogs in, they work for his cattle too. See what he’s using and consider how you’d adapt it to your operation.

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Twelve Steps to Amazing Grazing – Part 2

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

This is Part 2 by Matt Poore and Johnny Rogers. Here’s Part 1 if you missed it. These steps aren’t just 1-2-3 and you’re done. We’ve all started down this road, and these are some ideas to help us keep going. Step 6.  Start cutting individual pastures in half with polywire. The place to start […]

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