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Is it the Cattle Causing Water Quality Problems? Bring in the Forensics Team!

By   /  October 11, 2021  /  Pasture Health, Water quality  /  No Comments

When water quality tests in the Mink Creek watershed came back showing high levels of E. coli bacteria, Idaho’s Department of Environmental Quality reported cattle as the probable cause, setting the grazing permitees up for possible problems. But were the cattle really the problem? In this two part series from the “Art of Range” podcast, […]

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I Couldn’t See the Forest…or the Water, For the Trees

By   /  March 30, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Water, Water quality  /  Comments Off on I Couldn’t See the Forest…or the Water, For the Trees

After digging a well and running polyethylene tubing all over the place, my intensive grazing operation was humming right along. Cows never needed to walk more than two or three hundred feet to water and things looked pretty sweet. Then the water problem started. During a dry spell my well struggled to supply sufficient water […]

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How a Blue Ridge Farmer Set Up His Rotational Grazing System

By   /  February 10, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning, Water, Water quality  /  Comments Off on How a Blue Ridge Farmer Set Up His Rotational Grazing System

John Fant, Colonel, US Army (Ret), returned to southwest Virginia in 2013 to resume daily operations and management of the family farm. In this 6:52 video, John describes how he assessed the farm’s resources and then developed and implemented a plan that would improve water quality, and soil and animal health. What he found was […]

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Coming to the Table to Create Grazing Solutions That Work For Everyone

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning, Water quality  /  Comments Off on Coming to the Table to Create Grazing Solutions That Work For Everyone

According to legend, the first Thanksgiving in North America was celebrated when two very different peoples sat down together to eat and give thanks. The folks in this video are following in that tradition, coming to the table with government agencies and others to create solutions good for wildlife and for the people who make […]

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Grazing Around Streams – More Ways To Do The Right Thing

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Grazing Management, Water quality  /  2 Comments

We can graze around streams and avoid government regulations if we choose to do the right thing. Troy Bishopp is busy collecting examples and sharing them with On Pasture so our community can be a good example to all graziers.

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