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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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Intensive Grazing on Irrigated Pastures

By   /  September 23, 2013  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  1 Comment

Even if you’re not working with irrigation, this article has some great tips for transitioning to intensive grazing, stockpiling pasture, and considering the downsides. This is the first in a series from Dave Scott so stay tuned!

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