June 17, 2021

Iowa State University Fencing & Grazing Clinic

The Department of Animal Science, Beef Teaching Farm, and Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University recognize the value of that forages and grasslands bring to cow-calf producers and the Iowa landscape. The Fencing and Grazing Clinic will feature a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on demonstrations showing new fencing technology, farm tours, and programs […]

May 25, 2020

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 […]

May 25, 2020

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 […]

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 […]

May 18, 2020

Fencing Costs and Effectiveness for Unusual Challenges

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 […]

April 27, 2020

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

December 7, 2015

Using Sheep and Goat Netting for Intensive Grazing

Dave Scott and his wife own and operate Montana Highland Lamb (Home Grown and Happy) in Whitehall, Montana. Dave is also a livestock specialist at ATTRA’s National Center for Appropriate Technology in Butte, Montana. In this video he puts on both hats at once and shares how he uses sheep and goat netting for management intensive grazing […]

August 11, 2014

Fixing Seasonal Electric Fencing Problems

A season of managed grazing can be hard on your fences and changes in vegetation and soil moisture take their toll. Here are some suggestions for figuring out what’s wrong and fixing it.

August 4, 2014

Fenceless Grazing

If Dean Anderson of the USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range has his way, cows will wear these little “hats” that tell them where to go and we won’t have to build fences anymore!

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