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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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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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Honey Locust – King of Stockpiles

By   /  January 11, 2021  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Silvopasture  /  3 Comments

Do you know how much forage you have stockpiled for this winter? What would you do with 2,000 extra pounds of high-energy, self-harvested feed per acre? What about 4,000lbs? What would that do to your feed bill? How would that change your bottom line? Having that much extra winter forage doesn’t have to be something […]

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If it’s so great, why don’t we see silvopasture everywhere?

By   /  October 26, 2020  /  Pasture Health, Silvopasture  /  3 Comments

I was at a pasture walk some time ago, when the farmer pointed to the few scraggly trees strewn throughout his paddocks. They were close to death, and the grass around them had long been trampled into nothing over the course of a long, hot summer. These trees were the sole relief from the sun, […]

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On Spaghetti, Silvopasture and New Opportunities

By   /  August 17, 2020  /  Pasture Health, Silvopasture  /  4 Comments

When you think of Italian food, what pictures come to mind? Scrumptious spaghetti. Luscious lasagna. Perfect pizzas. What do they all have in common, other than the ability to send you into a carb-induced coma after a heavy lunch on a hot day? Tomatoes. They all use tomatoes. When Julius Caesar wanted something to go […]

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