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Take Your Grazing Up a Level By Adding Trees to Your Pastures

By   /  July 20, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  6 Comments

As someone who spends a lot of time talking with farmers about planting trees, there’s a certain phrase I’ve heard more than I can count. “Why in the world would someone do that? My granddad spent years clearing the woods so we can farm.” If you’re reading a grazing publication, I’ll assume you’re a bit […]

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Water, Minerals and Shade – Where Should You Put Them in Pasture?

By   /  June 1, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Water, Minerals and Shade – Where Should You Put Them in Pasture?

Water, mineral and shade – all are important to raising healthy livestock. They are also three things that your stock visit often so it’s important to balance convenience for the animal with the potential problems they can cause. For example, putting them all in one spot can encourage animals to stay in one place causing […]

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Greg Judy Talks Drought and Silvopasture

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  4 Comments

Greg Judy takes us on a 4:16 tour of one of his pastures on a typical hot summer day in central Missouri with a heat index of 105. It’s the second year in a row with a summer drought. While others are selling off their whole herd, Greg and Jan Judy are managing to keep […]

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Gardening for Success 2018 Conference

By   /  April 14, 2018  /    /  No Comments

Gardening For Success Conference, April 14-15, 2018, Laramie County Community College, Pathfinder Building, Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Laramie County Master Gardener and the University of Wyoming, Laramie County Extension office, the State Master Gardener Association and the Wyoming Farmers Market Association are pleased to host a two day multi track specialty crop gardening program to challenge, […]

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Managing Heat Stress Across Your Farm

By   /  August 17, 2015  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Managing Heat Stress Across Your Farm

Heat stress can be a significant cause of economic loss on the farm during the warmer months of the year. Excessive heat, humidity, drought, and over grazing can take a toll on your farm at many levels. Heat equates to stress on your animals, your crops, and your labor force (you). To successfully manage the […]

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