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Why Cows That Learn to Eat One Weed Will Choose to Eat Others

By   /  March 30, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  2 Comments

In 2004, I trained cows at Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site to eat Canada thistle, leafy spurge and spotted knapweed. Then, they started eating musk thistle as soon as I put them in pasture. When I trained 110 pairs to eat Canada thistle at the Jumping Horse Ranch near Ennis, Montana, they added musk thistle […]

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High Density Grazing for Spotted Knapweed Suppression

By   /  February 8, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  5 Comments

Spraying herbicides wasn’t doing the job of reducing spotted knapweed and was just reducing legumes and other forbs in pasture. So Jim decided to work with his cattle to take care of the problem and create healthier pastures. The results were tremendous!

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Knap-Time

By   /  July 27, 2015  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  11 Comments

Troy has some great ideas and experience dealing with pesky knapweed. By the end of the article you might be thinking of it as an excellent forage too!

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Knap-Time

By   /  August 26, 2013  /  Forage, Grazing Management, Pasture Health  /  4 Comments

Troy has some great ideas and experience dealing with pesky knapweed. By the end of the article you might be thinking of it as an excellent forage too!

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Spotted Knapweed

By   /  March 19, 2013  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  Comments Off on Spotted Knapweed

This highly invasive plant is found in almost every state in the U.S. and in Canada. If you’ve found it in your pastures or ranges, here’s some good news about controlling its spread while turning it into a nutritious forage.

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