April 1, 2013

Making Destocking Decisions During Dry Spells and Drought

If it’s just a dry spell, or a real drought, you may need to adjust your stocking rate in your pastures. A plan on paper will help you think ahead, be proactive and make better decisions.

US Seasonal Drought Outlook

March 27, 2013

U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook

The National Weather Service is trying to help us manage our livestock and pastures by issuing drought forecasts for the United States.  This map can help you as you plan where, when and how many animals to graze, and where other forage might be available.  Most of the drought challenges are now rooted in the western […]

March 19, 2013

Get Your Grazing Chart Here!

These grazing charts were developed as part of a project I led called “Utilizing Holistic Planned Grazing as a Regenerative Engine for Sustainable Agriculture.” Thanks to the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education for funding this project! We created these grazing charts for use on different size operations, with different numbers of paddocks.  We added […]

March 19, 2013

Riparian Regulations Threaten Livestock

Livestock exclusion. These two simple words have the power to make grown men and women quake. They are also words that are coming up more and more often in conjunction with livestock grazing in pastures and on rangelands where animals have access to streams and ponds. In this first of a series, we explore impacts of regulation on private land grazing.

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