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Graziers and Crop Farmers Benefit From Working Together – Part 2

By   /  September 7, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on Graziers and Crop Farmers Benefit From Working Together – Part 2

This two-part two of a series from the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada on the ins and outs of graziers can work with crop farmers to feed animals during the winter months while improving soil health and productivity. Last week we looked at communicating, assigning value, and the importance of good fences. This week […]

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Graziers and Crop Farmers Benefit From Working Together – Part 1

By   /  August 31, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Graziers and Crop Farmers Benefit From Working Together – Part 1

If you’re looking over at the remains in your neighbor’s crop residue or cover crops and are seeing potential forage, you’ll like this two-part series. It will give you some ideas and tips for creating a win-win opportunity. You feed your livestock while improving soil health and productivity for your neighbor! Thanks for this series […]

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Utilizing Summer Annuals in Your Grazing System

By   /  August 10, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on Utilizing Summer Annuals in Your Grazing System

Thanks go to Ben Beckman, Nebraska Extension Educator, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s BeefWatch team for this article.   Whether grazed, harvested for hay, or cut for silage, warm season annual grasses are the kings of forage production. Common species like forage sorghum, sudangrass, sorghum/sudangrass hybrids, and millets grow best under warmer temperatures, with peak performance […]

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Cows Can Eat Multiflora Rose

By   /  August 3, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

If you’re one of the folks who hate multiflora rose, you’re not alone. It’s been declared a noxious weed in almost all of the states where it’s found. Yet, it has many fine qualities. It makes a good rootstock for developing ornamental varieties of roses. That’s why it was originally imported from Japan. It’s also […]

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How to Plant a Tree in Your Pasture

By   /  July 27, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  4 Comments

If you missed all the important things that trees can do for you and your livestock, check out last week’s article, “Take Your Grazing Up a Level By Adding Trees to Your Pastures.”. It’s that time of year when everyone has long forgotten the cold of winter and the mild days of spring. The summer […]

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