June 15, 2020

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!

April 6, 2020

Managing Livestock to Meet Weed Management Goals – Bonus

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March 30, 2020

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

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 […]

March 23, 2020

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

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March 23, 2020

How to Teach Cows to Eat Weeds in Just 8 Hours Over 7 Days

This works for any animal – so whatever you’re raising, check it out! In 2004, I taught a small group of heifers to eat Canada thistle, leafy spurge and spotted knapweed. I was inspired by two decades of research on how animals choose what to eat, and by ranchers’ (perfectly reasonable) refusal to incorporate goats […]

March 16, 2020

Can Grazing Eliminate Weeds?

Before I started On Pasture, I was best known for having invented a method for teaching cows to eat weeds. The process is based in behavior science and is very simple. In as little as 8 hours spread over 10 days, anyone can teach their livestock to add a new weed to their diet. It […]

March 16, 2020

Weeds Cows Can Eat

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November 21, 2019

Agriculture Learning Symposium on Invasive Weed Management

The 2019 Agricultural Learning Symposium on Invasive Weed Management incorporates a number of speakers and presentations into one event. The symposium is intended to be an experiential learning event for folks in the agriculture community. Participants will hear from industry experts and learn about innovations, opportunities, and challenges that are emerging in this rapidly changing industry. The gathering will […]

January 18, 2016

Teaching Cows to Eat Weeds – A Farmer’s Perspective

Editors’ Note: Don and Betty Ashford of Ethel, Louisiana shared their experience teaching cows to eat weeds as part of Kathy Voth’s presentation at December’s National Conference on Grazing Lands. For those of your who couldn’t be there, here’s a little bit more about how it worked for them. This project involved 12 grown cows, […]

July 27, 2015

Knap-Time

Troy has some great ideas and experience dealing with pesky knapweed. By the end of the article you might be thinking of it as an excellent forage too!

October 27, 2014

Louisiana Cows Eat Horsenettle

If cows in Louisiana can eat Horsenettle, why not your herd. Here’s what you need to know about the plant with links ot how to train your own cows.

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