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Riparian Grazing: Can We Just Do The Right Thing?

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Water, Water quality  /  3 Comments

With growing concerns over riparian management and its effect on water quality, farmers and ranchers are facing tightening regulations and restrictions on grazing next to streams and water bodies. Here, Troy wonders if we, as graziers, are doing all we can to protect water quality and our grazing future. At this year’s Northeast Pasture Consortium […]

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From Minimal to Mob – Lifestyle and Economic Considerations for Designing your Grazing Program

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  12 Comments

America is a great place. In this neck of the woods we get to do almost anything we want, and nowhere is that more true than in the grazing world. Graziers get to decide what their business, their land, even their life looks like. But here’s the trouble with all that freedom: lots of choices […]

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Winter Electric Fence Solutions

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  Comments Off on Winter Electric Fence Solutions

The use of Electric Fence in the winter is fast becoming a solution for controlling livestock. Some use it for winter grazing practices, some use it to protect haystacks from both livestock and wildlife. Others use it for a quick fix all through the winter and early spring, not to mention using normal range fences. […]

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Training Livestock and Wildlife to Electric Fence

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Livestock  /  3 Comments

I always like to start an electric fence conversation with this statement: “Electric fence is not a Miracle.” Quite frequently it is a miracle that it ever works when installed by uninformed consumers. There are certain principles that must be used and challenges overcome to use the product successfully. Over the next several months I […]

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Assistance for Adding More Grass, Reducing Hay Feeding

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, NRCS, Planning, Water  /  Comments Off on Assistance for Adding More Grass, Reducing Hay Feeding

Here’s how the Wessel family got help to add more water, and set up their grazing plan.

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