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If it’s so great, why don’t we see silvopasture everywhere?

By   /  October 26, 2020  /  Pasture Health, Silvopasture  /  3 Comments

I was at a pasture walk some time ago, when the farmer pointed to the few scraggly trees strewn throughout his paddocks. They were close to death, and the grass around them had long been trampled into nothing over the course of a long, hot summer. These trees were the sole relief from the sun, […]

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On Spaghetti, Silvopasture and New Opportunities

By   /  August 17, 2020  /  Pasture Health, Silvopasture  /  4 Comments

When you think of Italian food, what pictures come to mind? Scrumptious spaghetti. Luscious lasagna. Perfect pizzas. What do they all have in common, other than the ability to send you into a carb-induced coma after a heavy lunch on a hot day? Tomatoes. They all use tomatoes. When Julius Caesar wanted something to go […]

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Greg Judy on Stockpiling to Extend Your Grazing Season

By   /  July 20, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Silvopasture  /  Comments Off on Greg Judy on Stockpiling to Extend Your Grazing Season

Last week we started a discussion about how to go about stockpiling in the coming months. This week we continue with some thoughts from Greg Judy. Greg is always innovating, and in this case he’s looking at stockpiling a bit differently. In Part 1, we talked about one of the hardest parts of stockpiling: it […]

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Putting Idle Land Back to Work Through Intensively-Managed Livestock Impacts and Silvopasturing Principles

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Silvopasture  /  1 Comment

Throughout most humid regions of the US, the landscape is dotted with old farm fields and pastures that today grow trees and shrubs.  In some cases, there are obvious reasons why land was left to revert back to its natural state – too wet, stony or steep. But many of these old field sites also […]

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