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When is the Best Time of Day to Move Animals?

By   /  May 9, 2016  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on 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 […]

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

By   /  March 7, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  6 Comments

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 […]

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Is It Residual or Is It Residue?

By   /  February 15, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

“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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High Density Grazing for Spotted Knapweed Suppression

By   /  February 8, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  5 Comments

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!

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