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Managing for Resilience Begins to Pay Off

By   /  April 20, 2020  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

I am a fairly young man seeing things I never thought we would. In the midst of a global pandemic we’ve all been shaken out of our normal. I am hunkered in my basement (mostly hiding from a 2-year-old) while making an attempt at teleworking as a soil conservation district technician. My wife is putting […]

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Are Your Livestock Genetics in Balance With Your Forage?

By   /  April 6, 2020  /  Livestock  /  1 Comment

Selection of production traits that exceed the capacity of the production environment may not increase output, but will increase costs. Now that is a very thought-provoking statement, but its meaning is not hard to understand. If you have bred for more and more production per animal and have not developed the pasture resources to support […]

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Should Uncle Sam Bail Us Out of Drought?

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  Consider This  /  4 Comments

It was a very difficult summer. We suffered through more 90-degree days than any year in history. It was just plain hot and dry, the worst season that anyone around here could remember. Oh, that was way back in 2017. 2018, of course, was even worse. Month upon month with no rain. Baking hot days […]

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Use ‘KISS’ System to Develop Your Management Plans

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Use ‘KISS’ System to Develop Your Management Plans

This comes to us from Lynn Myers. With his wife Marlene, he works and manages the home place, the Tippet Myers Ranch in Nebraska, which has been in the family for 100 years, as well as several leased pastures. His philosophy is to leave the pastures, rented or not, in better condition than he found […]

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Tooth and Nail: Ranching With Predators

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Consider This  /  5 Comments

Last month On Pasture asked: “What’s the best way to protect your livestock from predators?” and provided information from the Livestock-Predator Hub as food for thought. Turns out, On Pasture author John Marble has been thinking about predators for a long time. I hope you enjoy his thoughts. _________________________ My relationship with predators goes way […]

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