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Yes! Your Livestock Can Eat Horsenettle! (and some other southern favorites too)

By   /  April 20, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Yes! Your Livestock Can Eat Horsenettle! (and some other southern favorites too)

In September of 2014, I worked with Alan DeRamus of the Univerity of Louisiana and Don and Betty Ashford of Ethel, Louisiana on a project to introduce farmers to the idea of teaching cattle to eat weeds so they could manage some of their most problematic plants. Here’s an update of that project. Training up […]

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What is the Cost of “Get Big or Get Out?”

By   /  January 6, 2020  /  Consider This  /  4 Comments

A few months ago, at the World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin, our secretary of agriculture, Sonny Perdue, made a statement that was similar to one made in years past by the then secretary of agriculture Earl Butz, GET BIG OR GET OUT. There are those who believe that consolidation is inevitable and there is no […]

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Teaching Cows to Eat Weeds – A Farmer’s Perspective

By   /  January 18, 2016  /  Livestock  /  2 Comments

Editors’ Note: Don and Betty Ashford of Ethel, Louisiana shared their experience teaching cows to eat weeds as part of Kathy Voth’s presentation at December’s National Conference on Grazing Lands. For those of your who couldn’t be there, here’s a little bit more about how it worked for them. This project involved 12 grown cows, […]

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Louisiana Cows Eat Horsenettle

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  2 Comments

If cows in Louisiana can eat Horsenettle, why not your herd. Here’s what you need to know about the plant with links ot how to train your own cows.

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