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Hedgerows – How Tos for Great Shelter and Habitat

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  No Comments

In this 3:56 video, John Suscovich (Farm Marketing Solutions) and Troy Bishopp (our own Grass Whisperer) talk about hedgerows and why you should consider them for your operation. One of the first reasons is that wind you hear in the background. If you’re tired of wind blowing unchecked across your pastures, hedgerows are for you. […]

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Why Should You Grow Multiple Types of Forage Grasses for Grazing Animals?

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  No Comments

Thanks to Jesse Morrison of Mississippi State and the Soil Science Society of America for this article! Although it might seem like grazing animals will eat any grass in the field, they are actually picky eaters. They prefer a “buffet” of grass choices. And while it’s good for the grazing animals, growing a variety of […]

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Fire Up Your Beef Production

By   /  January 1, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  2 Comments

“Fire can be used as a tool, but fire is not a tool. Fire is part of the ecosystem process and it is just as important as rainfall on the land.” See what the benefits are and how you can get started.

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The Right Recipe For Fertilizing Forage Grasses

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  ARS, Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

Thanks to Dennis O’Brien, ARS Office of Communications, for this article. It was published in the October 2016 issue of AgResearch Magazine. It focuses on results for forage grasses in the Southeast, but could give you some ideas about questions you could ask about your fertilizer use. Producers growing forage grass for cattle in the southeastern […]

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Have You Checked Out the Conservation Stewardship Program?

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil, Weeds  /  No Comments

Have you ever looked across your property and thought about some land management goals you would like to take to the next level? Have you not gotten started because you weren’t quite sure what to do, or were lacking funding to implement practices? Well, the Natural Resources Conservation Service might be help with their Conservation […]

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