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Using Wood Ash to Improve Pasture Soils and Forages

By   /  June 28, 2021  /  From the On Pasture Library, Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

Graziers in many parts of the country often deal with acidic soils that are low in several nutrients. In many parts of the United States and Canada, farmers could improve their pastures by occasionally applying wood ash. Wood ash is a byproduct of several industries that burn wood for energy to make electricity, steam, or […]

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UH-OH! I’m running out of grass! What should I do?

By   /  June 21, 2021  /  From the On Pasture Library, Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

First off, let’s not panic.  You have options for stretching your forage supply.  One or a combination of the options below could improve forage utilization and your production. While these suggestions are best for folks in my neck of the woods (Tennessee) by contacting your local NRCS or Conservation District, or your extension agent, you’ll […]

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What is the Best Cow?

By   /  June 14, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, From the On Pasture Library, Livestock  /  4 Comments

The best cow I ever bought was a real beauty. Her name was Miss Unaweep Rafter 145, and she came with some fancy registration papers and a bull calf at her side that my mother thought could be our next herd sire. I know old Unaweep was a good cow. She must have been – […]

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Fencing Solutions You’ll Like

By   /  June 7, 2021  /  Fencing, From the On Pasture Library, Grazing Management  /  7 Comments

From June of 2016, an article that’s always timely. It’s that time of year when you’re putting up fence, taking it down and wondering if there’s a better way. We thought we’d help out with some suggestions. Then, add your own ideas in the comments. Your fellow farmers and ranchers can use all the fencing […]

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Weeds Are NOT the Problem!

By   /  May 31, 2021  /  From the On Pasture Library, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  3 Comments

In the last few weeks I have attended a couple of field day, farm tour type of affairs. To my knowledge none of them were sponsored by any of the chemical companies directly, but listening to the folks putting on these things you could very easily believe were in the employ of these companies. At […]

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