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Rest is Not a 4-Letter Word – Timing for Pasture Recovery – Part 1

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  No Comments

Well – technically it is a 4-letter word, but we shouldn’t use it like it is one. Here, Dave Pratt talks about why it is one of the most important words in a grazier’s vocabulary if you want to build capacity on your farm or ranch.

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Want to Know How Much Forage You’ll Have This Summer? Check Out Grass-Cast

By   /  June 11, 2018  /  ARS, Forage, Pasture Health  /  No Comments

Every spring, ranchers face the same difficult challenge—trying to guess how much grass will be available for livestock to graze during the upcoming summer. Now an innovative new Grassland Productivity Forecast or “Grass-Cast” has published its first forecast to help producers in the Northern Great Plains reduce this economically important source of uncertainty. This new, […]

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Bury Your Briefs: Discover the Keys to Soil Health “Tighty Whitey” Style

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

Thanks to Kara Pugsley and the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition for sharing this article with us! South Dakota farmers are planting something new to test soil quality – their tighty whities. They start with a few pairs of clean 100 percent cotton briefs, bury them a couple inches in the soil, and dig them […]

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Is Seeding for New Forages in Your Future?

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

Are you thinking about seeding for improved summer forages? Are you wondering what to seed, how much to seed and how to prepare the seedbed? Here are some tips to think about from Ed Rayburn, West Virginia University Extension Specialist, and a few good places you can go to get advice that’s right for you […]

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What Kinds of Forages Are Good in Grassfed Systems?

By   /  May 14, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  3 Comments

This article comes to us from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) and Jan Holder’s book, “How to Direct Market Your Beef.” Jan and her husband took over management of their family ranch in 1992. Their plan was to “whip the ranch into shape in a few months and then spend the next […]

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