May 24, 2021

One Grazier’s Experience With Ultra-High Stock Density Grazing

Increasing the density of animals on a piece of pasture changes grazing behavior, and is one tool graziers can use to meet certain vegetation goals. From May of 2016, here’s what Steve Freeman learned when he increased stock density, and what it’s good for and when it might not work as well. Until July of […]

April 6, 2020

Calving While Moving With the Mob

From our April 2017 edition, here are some great tips for keeping cows and calves together even with daily moves. When the spring flush of grass kicks off with pastures exploding in growth, it can be difficult to keep up with new growth. Then you add in calving in the mob with frequent spring moves […]

April 29, 2019

Surviving the Naysayers – Part 2 of Thinking Outside the Box

Greg has spent a lot of time thinking and working outside the box. Last week he shared ideas on how you can do it to. This week, he talks about surviving the folks who will laugh at you for stepping out. I’ve watched farmers do the same thing for 40-50 years and all they do […]

April 24, 2018

Ian Mitchell-Innes Mob Grazing School

Ian Mitchell-Innes has been practicing Holistic Management for 20 years on his ranch in South Africa. He has made mistakes and wishes to share with Ranchers and Farmers how to avoid these costly mistakes He teaches Farmers and Ranchers how to FEED the whole – Grass,Animal,Soil surface,Sub soil,using animals at High and Ultra High Stock […]

March 21, 2018

2018 Western PA Grazing Conference, Clarion, PA

This year’s conference will focus on many aspects of improving low input grazing systems. Sessions will cover topics such as brood cow efficiency and nutrition, how soil health and profitability are related, extending the grazing season, marketing opportunities, health and economics of grass finished meat and developing and implementing grazing leases.  Speakers Teddy Gentry and […]

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 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 […]

January 18, 2016

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Move the Cows?

Editors’ Note: This is part 3 of a series on Jay and Krista Reiser’s pilot project to use mob grazing on a larger landscape in North Dakota.  Here are links to the other two articles in the series: Mob Grazing on 2700 Acres in North Dakota Setting Up Fencing and Water for Mob Grazing on […]

November 30, 2015

Mob Grazing on 2700 Acres in North Dakota

Is it possible to adapt mob grazing to work on large scales and native rangelands? Like many of you, Jay and Krista Reiser asked that question as they consider the North Dakota ranch they hoped to take over. They thought that mob grazing had the potential to help them solve two problems. First, their financial […]

August 31, 2015

Mob Grazing With Pat Guptill

In this video, Pat Guptill of Quinn, South Dakota shares his experience with his change from a rotational grazing plan to mob grazing saying, “What we’ve done here, it’s just baffling to me, the number of cattle we can graze.”  After doing things the same old way for years, Pat said he was never happy […]

April 7, 2014

How Mob Grazing Works for Dairies in the Northeast

Dairy farmers wanted to know how to implement this practice on their farms the authors took on the task of checking out how it works for farmers using it in Pennsylvania and New York.

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