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Steers That Eat Rabbits

By   /  July 22, 2019  /  The Scoop  /  1 Comment

Here’s a little-known fact: On Pasture exists because of this picture:   If I’d never met Fred Provenza, and if he’d never invited me to audit his “Plant Herbivore Interaction” course at Utah State University, you would not be enjoying the 2,300 articles in On Pasture’s library. Yes, this is a steer eating a rabbit. […]

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You Can Train Your Livestock to Eat Those Weeds – No Matter the Size of Your Pasture

By   /  March 11, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  3 Comments

From March of 2018, it’s my annual reminder to you! It’s that time of year again when those special forbs start poking their heads up in your grassy pastures. That means it’s also the time of year when I remind you, “Those are NOT weeds. That is good forage!” And then I remind you that […]

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Would 43% More Forage Be Helpful? Teach Your Livestock to Eat Weeds!

By   /  June 4, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Would 43% More Forage Be Helpful? Teach Your Livestock to Eat Weeds!

It’s that time of year when I remind you that you can teach your ruminant livestock to eat your weeds so that you have as much as 43% more forage,* and you don’t have to worry about herbicide. Training a group of 50 animals to eat weeds takes just 8 hours spread over 7 days […]

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Mother Knows Best – Why Your Livestock Eat What They Do

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  2 Comments

If Mom didn’t eat it, chances are your young livestock won’t eat it either. Enjoy the video and the examples of what researchers have found, and then use the suggestions to work with your animals to help them make new food choices.

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When Livestock Eat Weeds You Have 43% More Forage*

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  12 Comments

It’s that time of year when I remind you that you can teach your ruminant livestock to eat your weeds so that you have as much as 43% more forage, and you don’t have to worry about herbicide. Training a group of 50 animals to eat weeds takes just 8 hours spread over 7 days […]

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