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Patch Burning Means Fewer Fences, Better Grazing Management and Improved Wildlife Habitat

By   /  April 20, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

Ranchers on the tallgrass prairie traditionally burn their pastures each spring before summer grazing. After fire, plants grow more quickly, and the new growth is very nutritious. But the practice is problematic for migratory birds. It reduces nesting and feeding habitat just when they need it most. So, how can ranchers balance getting great forage […]

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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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How Many Acres Per Cow Do You Need?

By   /  February 17, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

This time of year, especially after you have shifted from grazing to fed feed such as hay or baleage, you might start wondering why you have the number of livestock you have. Life is short, and some animals just need to grow some wheels. It’s probably a good thing to question the number of grazing […]

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24th Annual Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference

By   /  January 17, 2020  /    /  No Comments

Join more than 350 farmers and agricultural resource providers from six Northeast states at this perennial winter conference for a cross-section of the region’s livestock production. Preview the conference schedule at https://24thannualvermontgrazingliv2020.sched.com/     The event takes place at the family-friendly Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT just off Interstate-91. The conference rate on overnight […]

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Pasture and Grazing Management Workshop

By   /  August 29, 2019  /    /  No Comments

Special speakers Doug Peterson and Allan Williams will be speaking at Madison Community Center on August 29th from 9 am to 4 pm. Two renowned soil health specialists, Allen Williams and Doug Peterson, will offer tips for livestock producers based upon their years of working with grazing management, says Darren Hoffman, NRCS resource conservationist in […]

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