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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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Intensive Pasture Management Pays – Everything Old is New Again

By   /  October 14, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on Intensive Pasture Management Pays – Everything Old is New Again

This article comes to us from Glen Murray* and the September 1962 issue of the Soil Conservation magazine. This was the monthly publication of the USDA’s Soil Conservation Service, today’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The practices of the farmer described in this article remind me very much of practices that we advocate as regenerative grazing […]

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Canopeo – An App to Help You Measure Your Pasture Cover

By   /  October 7, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil, Weeds  /  Comments Off on Canopeo – An App to Help You Measure Your Pasture Cover

In his article this week, Troy Bishopp describes an app that Victor Shelton used to look at cover on Troy’s pastures. With just a few photos, Troy learned the 80% cover that he thought he was leaving was actually more like 60-70%. Troy found the tool useful because it helped him better calibrate his grazier’s […]

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What’s Up With Root Exudates?

By   /  September 30, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on What’s Up With Root Exudates?

Thanks to Susan Fisk and the Soil Science Society of America for this article. Most of us pay attention to new shoots, stems, leaves, and eventually the flowers and crop we intend to grow. We might think of roots as necessary, but uninteresting, parts of the crop production process. Paul Hallett and his team disagree. […]

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