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Two Grasses Show Us Why Grazing Management is Both an Art and a Science

By   /  July 6, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

Different grasses respond differently to grazing. Knowing what those responses are might change how we manage our pastures to get maximum productivity. From July of 2016, here’s some food for thought. How is grass productivity above and below ground affected by grazing at different heights or by leaving different residuals after grazing? A study at […]

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How to Figure Out How Big Your Pasture Should Be

By   /  June 15, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on 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 […]

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To Mow or Not to Mow. That is the Question.

By   /  May 18, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on To Mow or Not to Mow. That is the Question.

A reader sent a comment in asking for some advice on a topic that I’ve heard questions about in the past. I forwarded him to one of our grazing advisors, who shared an answer and then forwarded the question on to another grazing advisor. With thanks to Jason Linden, Troy Bishopp, and Greg Brann, here […]

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How to Time Your Grazing to Improve Plant Yield and Quality

By   /  May 4, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

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, […]

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Can We Graze Now?

By   /  April 13, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

  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 […]

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