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, […]

May 25, 2020

Fences Grow More Grass

Shannon Carmichael thought her husband Bart was crazy when he started fencing the ranch first to half sections and then to quarter sections. “This is not how things are supposed to be done. We ride out, we gather, we calve cattle.” But as the pasture sizes began shrinking, she realized that there was a lot […]

March 2, 2020

Let’s Help Each Other With Lessons Learned

Last year I took part in a pasture walk and workshop. The turnout was good and the folks in attendance were very attentive and seemed to be interested in what we had to say. As is normal, there was some negativity on display and this can lead to some very interesting and colorful conversations. At […]

October 31, 2017

Regenerating Landscapes: Back to the Future

The Colorado Section of the Society for Range Management and Colorado State University Extension are pleased to announce an exciting training opportunity providing information about the land stewardship methods and practices that worked in the past and are now being incorporated back into the future of regenerating landscapes.

September 29, 2017

Advanced Grazing Management – Continuing Education for Serious Graziers!

A one day conference, sponsored by the Louisiana Grazing Land Conservation Initiative Coalition. Education for Serious Grazers on September 28, 2017 at the Red River Research Station in Bossier Parish Day 2 / September 29 – Red River Conference for Advanced Livestock Graziers  ( Beyond the basics of Rotational and Intensive Grazing Management, targeted to provide continuing education […]

September 28, 2017

USING ADAPTIVE GRAZING MANAGEMENT TO IMPROVE SOIL HEALTH

Pasture/Soil Health Field Day in Greene County, Missouri to discuss soil health on grasslands.  Ways to improve soil health through grazing management, proper stocking rate, understanding the grass plant.  Demonstrations on rainfall simulator and soil infiltration rate.   Workshop Agenda 9:00 Welcome and Introductions – Diana Sheridan, NRCS District Conservationist, Springfield, MO 9:15 Overview of Host […]

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 8, 2016

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!

October 20, 2014

How to Set Up Paddocks For Managed Grazing

Managed grazing means gaining more control of your grazing. When we built our first grazing system 25 years ago, portable fencing using reels and polywire were not part of the equation. Not that there wasn’t polywire and reels, just that I didn’t see how they could work!  Every time we wanted to gain more control over […]

September 1, 2014

Management-Intensive Grazing With Bison

I was lucky enough to visit Mark Kossler when he was the manager of Turner Enterprises’ Vermejo Park Ranch in New Mexico. The ranch was one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. There was the natural beauty, and the beauty of how the ranch was managed, and the beauty of the mountain […]

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