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Lost Rivers Grazing Academy

By   /  August 17, 2021  /    /  No Comments

The Lost Rivers Grazing Academy is a 4-day hands-on workshop for livestock operators and their advisers and consults that want to harvest and sell more of the sun’s energy through grazing, improve soil health, reduce erosion, and reduce costs, primarily on irrigated pastures. The Academy was first held in 1994 in the Lost River Valley, […]

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Should I Irrigate My Pastures?

By   /  June 16, 2014  /  Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

Water can make more forage, but what’s the cost? Here are some tips to help you decide if you want to irrigate so that you can prep for this summer’s heat.

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ATTRA’s Extended Cow Calf Calculator

By   /  November 11, 2013  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on ATTRA’s Extended Cow Calf Calculator

Dave Scott, of the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) recently completed a series of articles for On Pasture about Intensive Grazing on Irrigated Pastures. In them he mentions the Extended Calf Calculator, and here he shows you how to use it.

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Intensive Grazing – Putting it All Together, Or “Calling the Dance”

By   /  October 14, 2013  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Intensive Grazing – Putting it All Together, Or “Calling the Dance”

Dave Scott has been taking us through setting up an intensive grazing system that works, especially if you’re working with irrigated pasture. He’s already covered recovery periods and grazing periods, so now he takes us through stocking rates, adjusting for mother nature, and keeping track of where we’ve been.

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Setting Up an Intensive Grazing System That Works – Pasture Recovery Periods

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Forage, Grazing Management, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on Setting Up an Intensive Grazing System That Works – Pasture Recovery Periods

Regardless of your irrigation status, you’ll find great tips here on improving spring pastures, getting more forage with less nitrogen, adding legumes and preventing and reducing parasite problems.

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