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Adding Sheep to a Cattle Operation – Part 2

By   /  June 15, 2020  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Adding Sheep to a Cattle Operation – Part 2

For the past few weeks we’ve been sharing articles from folks at the American Solar Grazing Association about the business of using sheep to manage vegetation in solar arrays. It might have some of you cattlemen/women thinking about raising sheep. With that in mind, here’s the voice of experience from someone just like you – […]

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Trials and Tribulations of a First-Time Shepherd/Full Time Cattleman – Part 1

By   /  June 8, 2020  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Trials and Tribulations of a First-Time Shepherd/Full Time Cattleman – Part 1

For the past few weeks we’ve been sharing articles from folks at the American Solar Grazing Association about the business of using sheep to manage vegetation in solar arrays. It might have some of you cattlemen/women thinking about raising sheep. With that in mind, here’s the voice of experience from someone just like you – […]

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Solar Sheep, LLC Shares Lessons Learned About Solar Grazing

By   /  June 1, 2020  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Solar Sheep, LLC Shares Lessons Learned About Solar Grazing

Beginning with Part 3 in this series, we want to show you how different graziers approach the business of solar grazing so you can consider ways that it might work for you too. These businesses are also members of the American Solar Grazing Association (ASGA) and we’ll share how they’ve benefited from participating in the […]

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There Are Many Ways to Solar Graze

By   /  May 25, 2020  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on There Are Many Ways to Solar Graze

Our last article offered a definition of solar grazing and a basic outline of what’s involved. Now we’ll cover a little more detail about different ways to get into solar grazing, including as an independent contractor, leasing out your flock to a solar site manager, or as an employee of a solar company. I’ll also […]

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Solar Grazing: A New Income Stream for Livestock Producers

By   /  May 18, 2020  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Solar Grazing: A New Income Stream for Livestock Producers

Utility-scale solar arrays may cover 3 million acres across the US by 2030, according to the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). This is causing tension with farmers and farmland advocates, as the panels are often sited on good ag land, displacing current production. One solution is to restrict solar developments from being installed on farmland. […]

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