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Advanced Grazing Management – Continuing Education for Serious Graziers!

By   /  September 29, 2017  /    /  No Comments

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 […]

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Real Life as a Prescribed Goat Grazier

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Real Life as a Prescribed Goat Grazier

Here’s another example from a member of our On Pasture community describing some of the fun and the challenges of life working with livestock.

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Sheep Managing Vineyards

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Sheep Managing Vineyards

Sheep, herd dogs, guard dogs, how to manage them and what they cost, shearing and marketing wool, making money, saving money, and helping the environment – this 8-minute, prize-winning video has it all!

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Firefighting Goats (and other Livestock Too!)

By   /  September 16, 2013  /  Goats, Livestock  /  1 Comment

From 1997 to 2003, Kathy Voth directed a research project using goats to create firebreaks to protect homes and firefighters from wildland fires. These excerpts from the federal Joint Fire Science Program’s “Fire Science Brief” on her project describes the project and its findings. Thanks to Rachel Clark for putting this brief together! Learn what goats can accomplish and why other livestock are good firefighters too!

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Business Planning to Get Where You Want to Go

By   /  July 1, 2013  /  Money Matters  /  2 Comments

Yes, they are tedious. Yes, they can make you feel like you got stuck on an elevator with the most boring person in the universe while on the way to really great party. But if you work through the pain, a business plan can focus you in on where you want to go, and what you need to do or have to get there, or help you realize that you don’t want to go there after all. Here’s a real-life example from my own life.

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