May 9, 2022

High Density Grazing for Spotted Knapweed Suppression

Spraying herbicides wasn’t doing the job of reducing spotted knapweed and was just reducing legumes and other forbs in pasture. So Jim decided to work with his cattle to take care of the problem and create healthier pastures. The results were tremendous!

August 17, 2021

Lost Rivers Grazing Academy

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, […]

September 30, 2020

Winter is Coming – Jim Gerrish Webinar

As temperatures drop, graziers need to adjust their grazing accordingly to not only ensure that they can extend the grazing season through the cold months, but also thrive beyond the frost. Join Jim Gerrish, American GrazingLands Services, to learn about the tools and techniques that you need to achieve the best winter grazing season. Click […]

May 25, 2020

Is the Expense Justified? Part 2 of Fencing Costs and Effectiveness for Unusual Challenges

Last week Jim described the benefits of fencing out kangaroos and elk and shared costs and effectiveness for different kinds of fencing. This week, he follows up with the answers to an equally important question: “Will this kind of fencing result in more profit?” Read this even if you don’t have to fence out ‘roos […]

January 30, 2020

MaiaGrazing Scholars Webinar – Grazing Management for Targeted Animal Performance

Register at: https://www.maiagrazing.com/maiagrazing-scholars-webinar/ Date & Time: JAN 30, 6:00pm MST (US & Canada) Grazing Management for Targeted Animal Performance Jim Gerrish – American GrazingLands Services Grazing management to achieve a particular level of animal performance starts with understanding the nutritional needs of different livestock classes and what nutrients can be provided from a particular type […]

November 20, 2019

MaiaGrazing Scholars Webinar Featuring Jim Gerrish & Bart Davidson

What the speakers will cover Creating Excellent Pasture from the Soil Up Jim Gerrish – American GrazingLands Services Excellent pasture is high in energy, adequate in protein, mineral rich, diverse, palatable, and durable. The foundation for creating excellent pasture is living, biologically active soil. Current research and producer experience is showing there is a much […]

November 1, 2019

Pasture Walk with Jim Gerrish

Dogwood Farm, owned and operated by Toby and Debby Dulworth since 1977, is located in Ballard County, Kentucky, between the communities of Bandana and Oscar. Dulworth ancestors have farmed in this area since 1897.  Since its beginning, the DWF cow herd has grazed pasture without supplemental grain, expanding from three head in 1964 to about […]

May 9, 2016

When is the Best Time of Day to Move Animals?

A common question we hear at pasture walks or grazing seminars is when is the best time of day to move cattle to the next paddock. There are some who advocate moving in the afternoon based on the fact that energy content of forages peaks in mid-afternoon corresponding with peak photosynthesis. But, since cattle will […]

March 7, 2016

Did Your Wet Pasture Get Mucked Up? Don’t Worry!

Occasionally we can experience what looks like some pretty substantial pasture damage with high high stock density grazing in wet conditions, but first looks aren’t always what they appear to be. Each picture tells a little bit about the results. Here is the scenario, the pivot passed over this paddock in the night just before […]

February 15, 2016

Is It Residual or Is It Residue?

“Residue” and “Residual” may sound similar, but they provide very different services for your pasture’s health. Jim explains the difference with tips for what you should be paying attention to.

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