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Let’s Watch Grass Grow!

By   /  January 20, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  3 Comments

You know how we always tell you that leaving more leaves of grass results in quicker recovery, and quicker recovery means more forage for your livestock?  If you’d like to see that in action, here some videos you’ll like. This first video is a comparison of the difference in response between orchardgrass continuously grazed to […]

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Here’s a Great Resource for Learning More About Your Plants

By   /  January 13, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  No Comments

Are you considering planting a new kind of forage in your pasture? Do you have trees or bushes that you’re trying to manage and you need to know more about them to be successful? Would you like to know what plants grow in your state? Well, here’s the website you need to answer all those […]

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This Regenerative Rancher Manages for Grass

By   /  December 16, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  5 Comments

This piece was first published in November of 1962 in “Soil Conservation,” the monthly magazine of the Soil Conservation Service. It was written by Albert P. Thatcher and Brent J. Harrison, range conservationists with the Soil Conservation Service (today’s NRCS) in Casper and Gillette, Wyoming respectively. As you’ll notice, the practices of the rancher described […]

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Bale Grazing to Feed the Herds Above and Below Ground

By   /  November 4, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

Thanks to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service staff in Montana for this helpful article! The last thing most people think about when they see a field full of grazing cattle is what is going on underneath those hooves. Producer Kalyn Bohle has given it some thought. Bohle has land six miles southwest of Plevna, […]

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Can Cattle Help With Seeding?

By   /  October 28, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  4 Comments

Readers have asked if cattle can be used for seeding pastures, or if there are examples of others that have done this. This article from Canada’s Beef Cattle Research Council has some good answers. Cattle can be managed to produce calves, beef and milk, but can they also be put to work re-seeding pastures? As […]

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