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Field Bindweed – A Nutritious, Overlooked Forage

By   /  June 15, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

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!

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Bonus Content for Paid Subscribers

By   /  April 13, 2020  /  Bonus Content  /  Comments Off on Bonus Content for Paid Subscribers

These materials are available for free download for paid On Pasture subscribers. Enjoy! Training Recipe for Teaching Cows to Eat Weeds Weeds That Livestock Can Eat How to Manage Livestock to Meet Weed Management Goals

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Managing Livestock to Meet Weed Management Goals – Bonus

By   /  April 6, 2020  /  Bonus Content  /  Comments Off on Managing Livestock to Meet Weed Management Goals – Bonus

Thanks for being an On Pasture Subscriber! Enjoy this bonus content. Grazing timing and intensity is a useful tool for increasing and decreasing target vegetation. Here are some general tips, and some specifics for some of our most common weeds – Canada thistle, leafy spurge and spotted knapweed. Do you have questions about other weeds […]

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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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