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Twice as Many Cows, Twice as Easy

By   /  September 21, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  No Comments

This piece comes to us from Clarence Kelly,* work unit conservationist for the Soil Conservation Service (now known as the Natural Resources Conservation Service). It was first published in September of 1962 in the Soil Conservation magazine. This rancher faced a lot of the same challenges many of us face today. His solution was to […]

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Graziers and Crop Farmers Benefit From Working Together – Part 1

By   /  August 31, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  No Comments

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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Take Your Grazing Up a Level By Adding Trees to Your Pastures

By   /  July 20, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  6 Comments

As someone who spends a lot of time talking with farmers about planting trees, there’s a certain phrase I’ve heard more than I can count. “Why in the world would someone do that? My granddad spent years clearing the woods so we can farm.” If you’re reading a grazing publication, I’ll assume you’re a bit […]

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Manuresheds – Moving Manure Back to Fields and Pastures

By   /  July 6, 2020  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  2 Comments

We’ve all heard the term “watersheds.” We use it to describe a land area that channels rainfall and snowmelt to creeks, streams, and rivers. It helps us think about all the resources in one place and how they are distributed. Now, scientists are using that same concept to look at how we can reconnect livestock […]

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Take a Deeper Look at Soil Health

By   /  June 29, 2020  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

Dr. Ray Weil has spent his whole life looking at and learning about soils and how they work to keep us all fed. In fact, he literally wrote the book on soils. He has a message for farmers and ranchers concerned about how their soils affect forage growth and profitability: Think deeper. Think about more […]

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