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Honey locust pods as part of a complete (livestock) breakfast

By   /  March 1, 2021  /  Pasture Health, Silvopasture  /  3 Comments

“And all trees bear an awful big crop which the stock like so well that they will break down the fence to get them.” -J Russell Smith, Tree Crops (1929) If you’re a grazier in all but the most frozen regions of the country, or perhaps the most sweltering parts of Florida, the honey locust […]

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When your plants talk, listen!

By   /  February 22, 2021  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

“Ouch,” says the once tall range plant that was just bitten off for the fifteenth time. It says, “If you don’t stop, I’m going to die.” Interesting, plants don’t talk with words, but they do communicate just by their appearance. After all, don’t people also communicate with body language? This plant talk thing is a […]

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How much feed can Honey Locust add to your stockpile?

By   /  February 15, 2021  /  Pasture Health, Silvopasture  /  9 Comments

“The tree grows in a Bermuda pasture and is always loaded in the fall with luscious fruit. The cows and hogs stand under it, always ready to devour every pod that falls. The tree is very large and very, very beautiful. The cows improve in milk and the hogs in weight when the locusts ripen, […]

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Impacts of Fall and Winter Grazing on Spring Regrowth

By   /  February 8, 2021  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

It might be early February, but I’m already thinking about new spring forage growth and I guarantee the livestock are too. In the past, we’ve discussed the impact of fall management on the next spring growth and production, but how much impact does it really have? There are a lot of factors that influence spring […]

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Collect More Sunshine to Grow More Grass

By   /  February 8, 2021  /  Forage, Grazing Management, Planning  /  6 Comments

ALERT: It’s science time again and we’re going to show you what you need to know to use your livestock to manage your pasture solar collectors so they’re always catching the maximum amount of sunlight.

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