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

By   /  May 3, 2021  /  Grazing Management, Planning, The Classic by NatGLC, Water  /  No Comments

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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Greg Judy’s Fail-Proof, Temporary Waterer

By   /  March 16, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  Comments Off on Greg Judy’s Fail-Proof, Temporary Waterer

As grazing season approaches, we think of two things – fencing and water for the livestock. Stock-watering solutions for mob/rotational grazing require an extra degree of creativity, so we like to provide examples that you might be able to adapt to your own operation. So, here’s Greg Judy in a 7:40 video describing a temporary […]

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How a Blue Ridge Farmer Set Up His Rotational Grazing System

By   /  February 10, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning, Water, Water quality  /  Comments Off on How a Blue Ridge Farmer Set Up His Rotational Grazing System

John Fant, Colonel, US Army (Ret), returned to southwest Virginia in 2013 to resume daily operations and management of the family farm. In this 6:52 video, John describes how he assessed the farm’s resources and then developed and implemented a plan that would improve water quality, and soil and animal health. What he found was […]

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