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Updates on Projects to Manage Weeds and Turn a Dying Timber Stand Into Pasture

By   /  June 22, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil, Weeds  /  1 Comment

  I am often reminded of my old professor Dr. Breakey, especially lately as I review the results of two recent “field experiments.” Project 1: What in Tar(weed)Nation? Managing a New Weed Last spring I wrote about a massive invasion of Tarweed that had dominated a large chunk of the ranch. Those nasty plants interfered […]

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What Makes a Really, Really Good Cow?

By   /  June 8, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  4 Comments

The best cow I ever bought was a real beauty. Her name was Miss Unaweep Rafter 145, and she came with some fancy registration papers and a bull calf at her side that my mother thought could be our next herd sire. I know old Unaweep was a good cow. She must have been – […]

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Where Do You Go to Get Good Animal Health Advice?

By   /  June 1, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  1 Comment

I’ve just started reading a really great blog: Memoirs of a Country Vet. The author, David E. Larsen, DVM, ran a mixed vet practice for 40 years in Sweet Home, Oregon, treating people’s pets and their livestock both. He retired in 2016 and now he’s sharing stories of the work he did, the people he […]

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Bovine Art Appreciation – Paint Colors and Markings at the Sale Barn Tell You What You’re Bidding On

By   /  April 20, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about moving newly-arrived and unsocialized cattle around in our handling facility. There was a little video showing some of those cattle too. Along with some interesting comments, we got some questions from people who noticed that some of those cattle had numbers or letters spray-painted on their […]

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Enhanced Livestock Handling Facilities for the Single Man/Woman (With or Without Short Legs)

By   /  March 30, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  2 Comments

Because he usually works stock by himself, John Marble has modified his handling facilities to make it easy and safe for a single man/woman. Check out his tips and then share yours with the On Pasture Community.

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