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Sieben Live Stock Company – Success Through Working With Mother Nature

By   /  June 15, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  Comments Off on Sieben Live Stock Company – Success Through Working With Mother Nature

If you get lost in the beauty of this video, I don’t blame you. There’s spectacular western scenery, cowboys on horseback, wildlife, and shining cattle trailing across broad green pastures. But there’s a serious message here, too – one about the importance of understanding mother nature and working with her to create all this beauty. […]

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Grazing for Soil Health

By   /  June 8, 2020  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Grazing for Soil Health

Thanks to the folks with NRCS’s “Unlock the Secrets of Soil Health” for their part in developing this article. The abandoned cotton farm Terry and Deborah Chandler purchased was in need of a lot of care. The fields were  highly eroded, and the top soil was absent. Rebuilding soil health was the first thing on […]

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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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Fences Grow More Grass

By   /  May 25, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Fences Grow More Grass

Shannon Carmichael thought her husband Bart was crazy when he started fencing the ranch first to half sections and then to quarter sections. “This is not how things are supposed to be done. We ride out, we gather, we calve cattle.” But as the pasture sizes began shrinking, she realized that there was a lot […]

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There Are Many Ways to Solar Graze

By   /  May 25, 2020  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on There Are Many Ways to Solar Graze

Our last article offered a definition of solar grazing and a basic outline of what’s involved. Now we’ll cover a little more detail about different ways to get into solar grazing, including as an independent contractor, leasing out your flock to a solar site manager, or as an employee of a solar company. I’ll also […]

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