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Can You Be a Grazing Soothsayer?

By   /  September 10, 2018  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Can You Be a Grazing Soothsayer?

Back in 2014/15, Troy Bishopp took us all along on his journey to extend his grazing season. He showed the good and the bad and all the planning that went with getting to 257 grazeable days on his New York state farm. This year he’s trying something different – and he’s going to show us all how it goes as he does it. Check this out!

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Phipps Livestock Uses Grazing to Solve Soil Health, Erosion and Weed Problems

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  Grazing Management, NRCS, Planning  /  1 Comment

Thanks to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana for this article and video. Bryan and Chelsea Phipps are using their cattle as tools to improve soil health, reduce erosion and weeds, and harvest one of our planet’s greatest resources – sunlight – on their ranch near Brusett, Mont. This new management style has […]

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Can Cows Save the Planet? I Don’t Know – But Maybe They Can Save the Ranch

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

Can cows save the planet? Can cows reverse global warming? Can cows sequester carbon and prevent erosion and fix habitat problems? Can cows feed the world? Honestly, I just don’t know. These are big, complicated questions that seem to depend on a whole bunch of variables, things beyond my ability to suss out. Some Simple […]

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Here’s What Graziers Do In August – Stage Forage, Prep Stockpile and Plan for Winter Forage/Feed

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

August often seems to arrive too early and speeds by way too fast. Mentally to me, August 1st starts the countdown to the first frosty morning. That time frame, depending on where you are in Indiana, is generally 60-75 days. There is a lot to do in that time frame. Staging Forage My first consideration […]

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Managing Mud

By   /  March 5, 2018  /  Grazing Management, NRCS, Planning, Water quality  /  Comments Off on Managing Mud

NRCS’s Victor Shelton is in the middle of a wet and muddy spring in Indiana. He tells us, “As much as I like the warmer days right now, I probably wouldn’t turn down some frozen ground to reduce mud and the impact of very saturated ground.  One guy told me that if it were just […]

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