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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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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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How to Set Up Paddocks For Managed Grazing

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

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 […]

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Management-Intensive Grazing With Bison

By   /  September 1, 2014  /  Bison, Livestock  /  Comments Off on 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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