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Thinking Outside the Box Can Be Fun and Profitable

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  No Comments

One of the easiest things to do on the farm is to get in a pattern of doing things the same way. This may go on for days or even years. We seem to get comfortable in a zone and no longer question how we do things during our daily routines around the farm. We […]

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Sharing the Bounty of Spring – Providing Food and Shelter for Wildlife, Whether We Want To or Not

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  4 Comments

This is an exciting time of year here on the ranch. The plants, the animals, and the people are all starting to recover from a difficult winter. Grass is sending up cautious spears to look around and some early forbs are getting busy too. We humans are trying to shift from rubber boots and heavy […]

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Temporary Perimeter Fencing

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  11 Comments

Perimeter fencing is an important part of a rotational grazing system, and if, like a high tensile fence it’s also electrified, it makes it easier to set up paddocks and move livestock. Here’s the last in our series on setting up high tensile fence. (This piece was updated on 4/16/2019 with additional photos of gate set up.)

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Grazing Principles to Start Your Season Off Right

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  Grazing Management, NRCS, Planning  /  No Comments

This 4:53 video from Ranchlands is a great example of how the principles of grass and livestock management are the same, no matter your location or climate. Check it out, and then read on for a list of principles and how to make them work for you. 1. What Are Your Goals? The Ranchlands managers […]

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High Tensile Fencing Knots

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  Consider This, Fencing, Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

Last week Greg Judy shared a couple of videos showing how he sets up effective, economical fencing using high-tensile wire. To make your own set-up easier, here are instructions for the wire knots to make the fence as strong as it can be. These instructional videos come to us from Tim Thompson, an Agriculture teacher […]

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