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Our Move to Year-Round Grazing

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  Grazing Management  /  7 Comments

Dean Schneider, a rancher in Oklahoma, is moving to year round grazing after decades of making and feeding hay. Here’s how he’s managing the change.

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You Do Not Have to Move Cows Every Day

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  9 Comments

You do not have to move cows every day to build soil health. You don’t always have to stretch polywire to implement rotational grazing. Sometimes you will have to feed hay, and this can be as constructive as it is destructive. There is a growing trend that I am seeing in “regenerative” agriculture to push […]

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Tips for Grazing Cover Crops

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

When we graze cover-crops we always need to be considering both meeting the livestock needs as well as soil building objectives. The more cover-crop yield you can produce, the more biomass you can afford to leave behind. Here is an example of grazing BMR sorghum yielding over 180 AUD/acre while leaving well over one ton […]

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Pugging Prevention For Wet Winter Grazing

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  Grazing Management  /  3 Comments

Last week Troy Bishopp described how he met the challenge of grazing with wet weather and late freezing temperatures. (Of course the best prevention is some snow – which many of you are getting this week.) Here are some more suggestions from Victor Shelton for managing your grazing to prevent damage to your forage. Plus […]

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How My Grazing Plan Helped When Everything Went Wrong

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  Grazing Management  /  6 Comments

Troy has been sharing how he extends his grazing season every year thanks to charting his management. But this fall Mother Nature threw him a big curve with rain 28 days out of 40 and a killing frost that came a month late. Here’s how he made it through.

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