June 15, 2020

How to Figure Out How Big Your Pasture Should Be

From June of 2013, here’s a timely article for those of you wondering “Is my pasture the right size?” While Sarah’s video targets dairy graziers, anyone raising livestock on pasture can benefit from spending 5 minutes watching. You’ll learn how to do the quick and easy math to figure out how big your pastures should […]

June 1, 2020

Here’s What You Should Be Thinking About Now To Have a Great Grazing Season

It’s the first of June. Generally, by the first of June, most cool-season forages have peaked their growth and quite often have reached about two thirds of their production for the year. Clippings taken support that theory. Unfortunately, at least here in Indiana, there just haven’t been enough warm sunny days for this to occur […]

May 4, 2020

How to Time Your Grazing to Improve Plant Yield and Quality

As our livestock head out to pasture, we’re all thinking about how to time our grazing to get the most out of our pastures. To help with that, here’s an edited excerpt from “Pastures for profit: A Guide to rotational grazing.” This publication was written with graziers in the upper mid-west in mind (Minnesota, Wisconsin, […]

April 13, 2020

Can We Graze Now?

  Yes, there is green grass. Yes, both you and the livestock are more than eager to utilize it. Yes, you both should wait before grazing it. It is one of the hardest times of the season for some people, me included. We are tired of mud and tired of feeding hay. There is an […]

April 6, 2020

How Grass Grows – What You Need to Know in the Spring

Jenn Colby of Howling Wolf Farm has been sharing morning video chats to keep customers up to date with what’s happening on the farm. It’s a great way of building a better connection to the people who are interested in your farm and how you grow the food they eat. In this vlog, she also […]

March 2, 2020

Never-Fail Rules for Grazing

Shortly after I joined the NRCS about twelve years ago, a retired NRCS Grazing Specialist by the name of Steve Hibinger was assigned to me to “show me the ropes.” One of the things he taught me about grazing in Ohio thas stuck with me all this time. If I could teach it to every […]

September 17, 2018

11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium

The 2018 event will feature the latest information from renowned presenters and exhibitors, best management practices and field tours showcasing the progressive use of native grasses and forbs in a host of diverse applications. It all takes place at Erie’s beautiful Bayfront Convention Center on the shores of Lake Erie.

April 24, 2018

Ian Mitchell-Innes Mob Grazing School

Ian Mitchell-Innes has been practicing Holistic Management for 20 years on his ranch in South Africa. He has made mistakes and wishes to share with Ranchers and Farmers how to avoid these costly mistakes He teaches Farmers and Ranchers how to FEED the whole – Grass,Animal,Soil surface,Sub soil,using animals at High and Ultra High Stock […]

September 28, 2017

USING ADAPTIVE GRAZING MANAGEMENT TO IMPROVE SOIL HEALTH

Pasture/Soil Health Field Day in Greene County, Missouri to discuss soil health on grasslands.  Ways to improve soil health through grazing management, proper stocking rate, understanding the grass plant.  Demonstrations on rainfall simulator and soil infiltration rate.   Workshop Agenda 9:00 Welcome and Introductions – Diana Sheridan, NRCS District Conservationist, Springfield, MO 9:15 Overview of Host […]

August 10, 2015

Less is Seldom More

I’ve lived in states where people are frugal – a polite word for stingy, greedy, lazy or money grubbing. These folks often thought grazing forage into the ground was economical. However, letting livestock graze forage into the soil: Reduces forage quality consumed, as livestock are forced to eat stems and dead leaves, Exposes small ruminants […]

July 1, 2013

Applied Grazing Management

We’d like to meet up with all our readers and go for a nice pasture walk to talk about grazing management. (Here’s the link to last week’s video.) Unfortunately we’re all spread across the planet, and given everyone’s location and work schedule, it’s hard to coordinate. Instead, we’ll do it by video. Last week we […]

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