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Why Cows That Learn to Eat One Weed Will Choose to Eat Others

By   /  March 30, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  2 Comments

In 2004, I trained cows at Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site to eat Canada thistle, leafy spurge and spotted knapweed. Then, they started eating musk thistle as soon as I put them in pasture. When I trained 110 pairs to eat Canada thistle at the Jumping Horse Ranch near Ennis, Montana, they added musk thistle […]

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Bonus Content for Paid Subscribers – Training Recipe for Teaching Cows to Eat Weeds

By   /  March 23, 2020  /  Bonus Content  /  Comments Off on Bonus Content for Paid Subscribers – Training Recipe for Teaching Cows to Eat Weeds

Thanks for being an On Pasture Subscriber! Enjoy this bonus content. Since I first started training cows to eat weeds in 2004, I’ve worked to make it as easy as possible for anyone to train their livestock to eat weeds. With this “Training Recipe” you’ve got all the materials and steps laid out for you […]

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Canada Thistle is Alfalfa’s Equal

By   /  March 19, 2013  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  2 Comments

This plant compares to alfalfa in nutritional value. Here are some ways to use that nutrition to manage this plant in your pastures.

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