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Shade Options for Grazing Cattle – Natural, Permanent and DIY Portable

It's that time of year when grazers begin asking each other, "What do you do to get shade to your animals?" Here's why it's...

Year-Round Grazing Paradise (or at least moving towards that)

Don’t you sometimes wish it was spring year-round? As I write this, snow is coming down towards the tail-end of February, and it feels like...

How much feed can Honey Locust add to your stockpile?

“The tree grows in a Bermuda pasture and is always loaded in the fall with luscious fruit. The cows and hogs stand under it,...

Baby It’s Cold Outside! Watch Out For Livestock

The Polar Vortex is headed our way, potentially bringing very cold weather. Here's what you need to know.

Honey Locust – King of Stockpiles

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...

Want to Know How to Get the Most From Your Pastures? Ask a Dairy Grazier

When Oregon dairy farmer Jon Bansen decided Double J Jerseys was going all grass fed in 2017, he faced a challenge. Milk production requires...

Getting Paid For Good Grazing: The Carbon Market of the Future

Oregon Forage and Grassland Council’s free Zoom series “Lunch With Forages” kicked off last week with a look at a potential new revenue stream...

Want to Get Paid for Providing Ecosystem Services? Start by Lunching With Forages

Meet Debbie Reed, Executive Director of the Ecosystem Services Marketing Consortium. This Thursday, she'll be talking about the work she and her colleagues are...

Using Trees as Forage

Spring and fall are wonderful times to be a grass farmer. The weather is pleasant, the livestock are fat and happy, and the forages...

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

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...

Do You Know What Your Competitive Advantage Is?

One of the ways that beef producers can be successful in their business is to identify what their competitive advantage is in relation to...

A Start-Up Grazier Shares Lessons Learned

Welcome new On Pasture author Chad Fisher! This is a first in what will become a longer series describing challenges, solutions, resources and ideas...

1-Strand Sheep Fencing – How We Made It Work For Our Operation

When we bought our first flock of sheep 16 years ago we had 12 leased farms and were being overrun with sprouts and weeds....

Seeing the Pasture for the Trees

Shade is a common concern. It imposes some limitations on growing a productive pasture, but working creatively to manage trees, grass, and animals in balance can yield unique rewards.

Shade Is Good For Your Bottom Line

This week we're sharing the first article in a series by Brett Chedzoy about how to go about adding trees to open pastures. As...

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