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How to Manage for What’s Happening in Pastures Now

By   /  June 21, 2021  /  Grazing Management, NRCS, Planning  /  1 Comment

This is great info for those folks on irrigated pasture or those in areas of decent precipitation. For those of you working in the arid west and parts of Texas, see if this gives you ideas for how to manage your drier forages.

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Harvesting Free Sunlight Successfully Requires This One Thing

By   /  May 24, 2021  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  1 Comment

Free for the taking. Free lunch. Absolutely no cost. Something for nothing. Don’t you love it when you can get something for free? Input costs keep rising. Seed, fertilizer, pesticides, fuel, hay, supplements, trucking – everything seems to get more expensive. But miraculously, the most important input is still free. That input is sunlight. Grassland […]

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This Year’s Drought Outlook and What to Do About It

By   /  May 3, 2021  /  From the On Pasture Library, Grazing Management, Planning, Water  /  Comments Off on This Year’s Drought Outlook and What to Do About It

The US Weather Service has issued its drought prediction for the next 90 days and for some of us the news is not good. In fact, for some of us, the news is even worse than last year when Kathy and I shared this information with you. So here, updated from April of 2020 is […]

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Math and the Art of Grazing – Figuring Your Stocking Rate

By   /  April 12, 2021  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  3 Comments

Thanks to Krista Ehlert, Assistant Professor and South Dakota State University Extension Range Specialist, and Jameson Brennan for this article! Like many of us Krista Ehlert has a love hate relationship with math. She says, “Growing up, I remember asking the question, “Why do we need to learn this?” The “this” being math, and I […]

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Get Your Free 2021 Grazing Planning Chart and Instructions Here!

By   /  March 8, 2021  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  1 Comment

It’s that time of year again! Grass Whisperer Troy Bishopp has updated the grazing charts and they’re ready for you to download. Troy developed these grazing charts together while working with a group of farmers and graziers. They looked at examples from noted, successful graziers like Jim Gerrish and Greg Judy. They talked about their […]

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