November 1, 2021

Winterizing Your Grazing Infrastructure and Some Winter Water Tips

Hopefully we’re not too late getting this to you. But even if you’ve seen the first flakes of winter, it’s not too late to make sure you’re ready for all the flakes to come.

August 17, 2021

Lost Rivers Grazing Academy

The Lost Rivers Grazing Academy is a 4-day hands-on workshop for livestock operators and their advisers and consults that want to harvest and sell more of the sun’s energy through grazing, improve soil health, reduce erosion, and reduce costs, primarily on irrigated pastures. The Academy was first held in 1994 in the Lost River Valley, […]

May 18, 2020

Greg Judy’s Fencing Advice

It’s that time of year when fencing is top of mind. So here’s a May 2019 article to give you a few pointers. I’ve also added Greg’s responses to some questions readers had. Enjoy! In this 3:30 video, we visit the fence I built in 1999 that is still functioning as sheep pasture. It uses […]

March 16, 2020

Linger Grazing- Brussels, Ontario

Gearing up for another great Grazing Meeting. This years topic is Linger Grazing with Troy Bishopp, The Grass Whisperer! Troy is a well seasoned Grass Farmer from New York and a conservation professional at Madison County. The meeting will be held March 16, 2020 at BM&G Community Centre in Brussels, Ontario.  Hosted by Brussels Agri […]

March 2, 2020

Grazing Season Is Coming – Let’s Talk Fencing!

With turn-out time coming in the next couple months, it’s time to think about keeping your stock where you want them. From March of 2019, Greg Judy shares what he uses on his place. High-tensile electric fence is the most effective and economical fence that you can build on leased land and it’s what I […]

September 21, 2019

Livestock Solutions Field Day w/ Dr. Garry Lacefield

Circle S Farm Supply will be hosting our annual field day September 21, 2019. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and Dr. Garry Lacefield will kick off the program at 9 a.m. talking about forage and grazing practices. We will also be having fencing, cattle handling/working, automatic waterers, animal health, and other demonstrations. This event […]

September 10, 2019

Fall KY Grazing School

The Fall Kentucky Grazing School will be held at the Woodford County Extension Office on September 10-11, 2019. Learn valuable grazing methods for new and experienced graziers with the goal to extend the grazing season and minimize stored feed. Topics include rotational grazing, temporary fencing, portable/seasonal water systems, rejuvenate run-down pastures and economics on grazing. […]

August 12, 2019

Working On Healthy Soils and Productive Agriculture in Ethiopia

In early June I got an email from Dr. Ray Weil. You may know Ray as the author of The Nature and Properties of Soils, the go-to textbook for everything on soils, and a contributor to On Pasture. He was asking for input on electric fencing for a project he is starting in Ethiopia to […]

April 1, 2019

High Tensile Fencing Knots

Last week Greg Judy shared a couple of videos showing how he sets up effective, economical fencing using high-tensile wire. To make your own set-up easier, here are instructions for the wire knots to make the fence as strong as it can be. These instructional videos come to us from Tim Thompson, an Agriculture teacher […]

September 22, 2014

Batt-Latch Lets Your Animals Move Themselves!

Being a farmer is simply one of the busiest human activities so, what grazing farmer wouldn’t benefit from an automatic gate opener? We recently learned about this useful device with the ability to automatically open gates. It is called a ‘Batt-Latch.’ A Batt-Latch is an electronic locking device (developed by NZ company Jenquip), that incorporates a […]

September 22, 2014

Just a Few Fences Can Improve Pasture Health and Increase Stocking Rates

This video comes to us from our friends Downunder.  It shows one sheep producer’s experience with using rotational grazing to improve his pastures.  With just three fences dividing a 45 hectare pasture (111 acres), John Keogh says, “We’ve picked up 4 DSE (dry sheep equivalents) per hectare and have seen a 15 to 20% return on […]

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