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Reducing Pasture Rest Days Is Expensive

By   /  May 25, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

From June of 2018, the breakdown of how much just a couple days less rest could cost. We all know that giving our pastures enough time to recover before grazing them again is critical to our success. But what may be news is how big the impact of just a few days less of recovery […]

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How to Time Your Grazing to Improve Plant Yield and Quality

By   /  May 4, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

As our livestock head out to pasture, we’re all thinking about how to time our grazing to get the most out of our pastures. To help with that, here’s an edited excerpt from “Pastures for profit: A Guide to rotational grazing.” This publication was written with graziers in the upper mid-west in mind (Minnesota, Wisconsin, […]

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Patch Burning Means Fewer Fences, Better Grazing Management and Improved Wildlife Habitat

By   /  April 20, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

Ranchers on the tallgrass prairie traditionally burn their pastures each spring before summer grazing. After fire, plants grow more quickly, and the new growth is very nutritious. But the practice is problematic for migratory birds. It reduces nesting and feeding habitat just when they need it most. So, how can ranchers balance getting great forage […]

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