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Paint Cows Like Zebras to Reduce Flies

By   /  September 21, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  1 Comment

For years, scientists have tried to answer the question, “Why do Zebras have stripes?” Theories included that stripes were good camouflage, that they were some kind of “air-conditioning” or a signal to herd mates. But lately, there’s growing agreement that it’s all about protection from biting flies. The conclusions come as a result of a […]

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Why Do We Believe Cows Prefer Grass?

By   /  September 14, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

If you’ve read On Pasture for very long, you know that before I created On Pasture, I was best known for creating a method for teaching cows (or any other ruminant) to eat weeds. Starting in 2004, I developed steps that anyone could use, testing them and then refining, until the process only took 8 […]

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Why Do Farmers and Ranchers Adopt Regenerative Practices?

By   /  September 7, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  1 Comment

This week’s Scoop comes to us from Michelle Klampe of Oregon State University. Regenerative ranching, a holistic approach to managing grazing lands, enhances ranchers’ adaptive capacity and socioeconomic well-being while also providing an opportunity to mitigate climate change, a new study from Oregon State University has found. Regenerative ranching practices rebuild ecological processes, allowing ranchers […]

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How to Think, Not What to Think

By   /  August 31, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  1 Comment

Over a decade ago, I was a teacher/mentor for a program a friend and I founded to help students make the transition from the academic world to a potential job with land management agencies like the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service. Before heading out to summer-long internships, […]

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Marketing Cattle and Heifers Strategically

By   /  August 24, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  2 Comments

One of the silver linings of living through a pandemic is that everyone and everything has gone online. That means you don’t have to travel to take advantage of some really great learning opportunities. And this is a great one! On September 1, you can connect with Noble Research Institute consultants and Integrity Beef Alliance […]

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