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The Grass Whisperer’s $20 Stock Watering Solution

By   /  August 19, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  Comments Off on The Grass Whisperer’s $20 Stock Watering Solution

Troy Bishopp and John Suscovich of Farm Marketing Solutions get together now and then to share tips for how farmers and ranchers can be good graziers. In this 3:34 video, they talk about how Troy set up his system to water his cattle without letting them walk through his streams. With a $5 piece of […]

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Water Development for Effective Grazing

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, NRCS, Water  /  Comments Off on Water Development for Effective Grazing

Getting water to livestock is one of the challenges to managed grazing systems. It’s also a problem for graziers trying to take advantage of crop residues to extend the grazing season. No one wants a permanent tank in a crop field, or the soil compaction that livestock can cause by congregating to drink. To help […]

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Getting Water to the Stock Means a Ranch Survives

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  Consider This, Grazing Management, NRCS, Water  /  Comments Off on Getting Water to the Stock Means a Ranch Survives

Thanks to Heather Emmons of the Natural Resources Conservation Service for this story of how to get water where livestock need it. (It comes to us from the  Conservation Roadtrip and you can see it in it’s original form here.) It can give you an idea of how you might work with the NRCS on […]

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Grazing Management Using Cow Pie GIS

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, NRCS, Planning, Water  /  Comments Off on Grazing Management Using Cow Pie GIS

GIS is an abbreviation for Geographic Information Systems. In practical terms GIS is the application of the science of location and all things related. In the last several years significant advances on global positioning and high tech farm equipment has leveraged this technology to increase yields  on grain farms, more efficiently apply fertilizers to growing […]

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Getting Water to the Herd – Sometimes Old Tech is the Best Tech

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  Grazing Management, NRCS, Water  /  Comments Off on Getting Water to the Herd – Sometimes Old Tech is the Best Tech

The reason I often mention the Natural Resources Conservation Service as a good resource is that NRCS is known for providing one-on-one, personalized advice on the best solutions to meet unique conservation challenges. As an example, here’s a story from David Sanden, about how NRCS staff helped a rancher get water to his herd without […]

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