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Greg Judy Extends Grazing Season With Cover Crops

The summer of 2015 was droughty in Missouri and by October, regrowth was pretty non-existent due to the lack of moisture. But in spite...

Diverse Yet Smart Cover Crop and Forage Mixes: 4 Rules for Perfect Pairings

When you make a mix or interseed one crop in another for a “relay effect”, you’re looking for the most bang for your diversity...

No Harm to Soils When Cattle Graze Cover Crops

Editors Note: This comes to us from Dennis O'Brien and the Agriculture Research Service. It was orignally published in the February 2015 issue Agricultural...

Pre-Winter Feed Inventory and Tips for Grazing the Last of Your Cover Crops

Back in October we talked about taking an inventory of your pastures, hay, and other feed stuff and weighing that against what your ruminant...

Cover Crop Mixes: Seed Size Counts

When you're choosing your cover crop mix, size matters - seed size that is. It changes everything from how you plant to the results you get.

Cover Cropping Now For Next Spring

Editors Note:  We've shared quite a few articles on cover crops and how they can help folks raising livestock on pasture. Now, here's an...

Italian Ryegrass as a Companion Crop and Cover Crop

Are you adding grass or legume seedings to your pastures? Here's an idea for a companion crop that will help you get through the first, slow stages of pasture establishment.

Cover Crops + Livestock = Winning!

Well-known grazier Gabe Brown shares his five steps for healthy soil and how using them on his farm has made him successful.

Science backs profits from grazing cover crops

Cover crop profits range from $200-400/acre, depending on the crop Jeff Rasawehr plants. When he grazes those cover crops, he makes even bigger profits, and some scientists in Georgia back that up. Jeff has some suggestions for them, too!

The $200 Cover Crop Bump

Jeff Rasawehr (pronounced "Raise -a- veer") farms 1500 acres in West Central Ohio, raising corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, and some beef.  His goal is to...

ARS Scientists Discover the Longest-Lasting Natural Insect Repellent Yet – Coconut Oil

Thanks to Steve Elliot, Agricultural Research Service Office of Communication, for this article. Every year, stable flies and other blood-feeding pests take a $2.2 billion...

Living Crop Mulch Feeds Livestock and Improves Soil Health and the Bottom Line

Thanks to Scott Elliott, ARS Office of Communications for this article. Who doesn’t like a two-for-one deal, or a double-double, win-win? A team of USDA scientists...

Crop Farmers and Graziers Working Together – Feeding Livestock and Building Soil

A couple weeks ago, Brendon Rockey, a potato farmer, shared how he developed an agreement with a neighbor to graze his cover crops. His...

30 Years of Experiments Predict Crop Response to Rising Atmospheric Carbon

This research covers implications for the pasture "crops" we raise to feed our livestock.

Graziers and Crop Farmers Benefit From Working Together – Part 2

This two-part two of a series from the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada on the ins and outs of graziers can work with...

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