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How to Plant a Tree in Your Pasture

If you missed all the important things that trees can do for you and your livestock, check out last week's article, “Take Your Grazing...

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...

Manuresheds – Moving Manure Back to Fields and Pastures

We've all heard the term "watersheds." We use it to describe a land area that channels rainfall and snowmelt to creeks, streams, and rivers....

How to Turn Wooded Sites into Silvopastures (Pastures With Trees!)

Throughout most humid regions of the US, the landscape is dotted with old farm fields and pastures that today grow trees and shrubs.  In...

Field Bindweed – A Nutritious, Overlooked Forage

It's high in protein - capable of adding 2.2 pounds of gain per day - and spreads 10 to 18 feet a season, AND cows love it. You should too!

Solar Grazing: A New Income Stream for Livestock Producers

Utility-scale solar arrays may cover 3 million acres across the US by 2030, according to the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). This is causing...

Why Bother With T-posts? How Costa Rica Adjusted My Attitude

As an Agricultural Sciences student at Oregon State University, my brain is nearly always marinating in sustainable agroecosystem concepts. I fall asleep with thoughts...

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...

Intensive Pasture Management Pays – Everything Old is New Again

This article comes to us from Glen Murray* and the September 1962 issue of the Soil Conservation magazine. This was the monthly publication of...

How to Successfully Go Solar on Your Electric Fencing

Like many of us, Dean Schneider of Bell Rule Genetics, wasn't satisfied with the performance of the typical all-in-one solar charged fencers he'd tried....

Your Pastures Would Make Great Solar Farms

A recent Oregon State University study found that the top three land covers with the greatest solar power producing potential are croplands, grasslands and...

We’re Stockpiling Now for Winter Grazing at Green Pastures Farm

We have 70 days left until our average killing frost date. That means we're starting to stockpile now to extend our grazing season, allowing...

Reduce Your Feed Costs This Winter With These Tips for Extending Your Grazing Season

Winter feeding accounts for 40+% of the cost of producing a calf, so reducing or eliminating this bad habit can help keep your ranch...

How Do Animals Choose What to Eat? Part 1 – Mother Knows Best

Learning about how animals choose what to eat and where to live, and that it doesn't work the way we thought it did, has...

Best of OP – Managing Multi-Species Grazing

On old MacDonald’s Farm, there were all types of animals—here a moo, there an oink and over there a cluck, cluck—but managing multiple species...

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