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Fences Grow More Grass

By   /  May 25, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Fences Grow More Grass

Shannon Carmichael thought her husband Bart was crazy when he started fencing the ranch first to half sections and then to quarter sections. “This is not how things are supposed to be done. We ride out, we gather, we calve cattle.” But as the pasture sizes began shrinking, she realized that there was a lot […]

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Is the Expense Justified? Part 2 of Fencing Costs and Effectiveness for Unusual Challenges

By   /  May 25, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  Comments Off on Is the Expense Justified? Part 2 of Fencing Costs and Effectiveness for Unusual Challenges

Last week Jim described the benefits of fencing out kangaroos and elk and shared costs and effectiveness for different kinds of fencing. This week, he follows up with the answers to an equally important question: “Will this kind of fencing result in more profit?” Read this even if you don’t have to fence out ‘roos […]

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Greg Judy’s Fencing Advice

By   /  May 18, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on 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 […]

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Fencing Costs and Effectiveness for Unusual Challenges

By   /  May 18, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  4 Comments

Ok – so you don’t have kangaroo or elk problems. Read this anyway. You’ll find some excellent examples of how folks fence to solve all kinds of problems and I think you’ll find things you can use. Plus, how often do you get to hear from a fencing expert on the costs and effectiveness of […]

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

By   /  April 27, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  3 Comments

As an Agricultural Sciences student at Oregon State University, my brain is nearly always marinating in sustainable agroecosystem concepts. I fall asleep with thoughts meandering between pollinator concerns, cover-cropping, soil microbes, grazing, and how in the world I fit into the overall picture. I bore my family to death with intricate details of grass growth […]

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