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A Tip for Monitoring Livestock Water Tanks

By   /  June 28, 2021  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  1 Comment

A simple DIY project from items everyone has at home!

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Moving Livestock Watering to New Heights

By   /  May 31, 2021  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  1 Comment

Getting water to the herd can be one of the most challenging parts of a grazing system. Without water, weight gain takes a dive, or pastures become unusable. On the other hand, those luck enough to have a pond, stream or river in pasture face another challenge: using that water source without harming it. That’s […]

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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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Jim Gerrish Talks “What Really Matters in Grazing Management”

By   /  December 7, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning, Water  /  1 Comment

In this 15:39 video, Jim Gerrish breaks grazing down to the very basics to help us focus on the principles behind what we do, no matter the environment we live and work. Starting With Four Basic Ingredients We all work with the same four ingredients: • CO2 • Solar energy • Water • Soil minerals […]

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I Couldn’t See the Forest…or the Water, For the Trees

By   /  March 30, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Water, Water quality  /  Comments Off on I Couldn’t See the Forest…or the Water, For the Trees

After digging a well and running polyethylene tubing all over the place, my intensive grazing operation was humming right along. Cows never needed to walk more than two or three hundred feet to water and things looked pretty sweet. Then the water problem started. During a dry spell my well struggled to supply sufficient water […]

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