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Portable Water That Moves With the Herd

By   /  June 8, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

If there’s no water in a pasture, it doesn’t matter how much grass it has. Here are examples from your fellow farmers and ranchers of how they put water where they needed it, drawn from a 2014 issue of On Pasture. Getting water to livestock in pasture can be a challenge and farmers and ranchers […]

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I Couldn’t See the Forest…or the Water, For the Trees

By   /  March 30, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Water, Water quality  /  Comments Off on I Couldn’t See the Forest…or the Water, For the Trees

After digging a well and running polyethylene tubing all over the place, my intensive grazing operation was humming right along. Cows never needed to walk more than two or three hundred feet to water and things looked pretty sweet. Then the water problem started. During a dry spell my well struggled to supply sufficient water […]

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Greg Judy’s Fail-Proof, Temporary Waterer

By   /  March 16, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  Comments Off on Greg Judy’s Fail-Proof, Temporary Waterer

As grazing season approaches, we think of two things – fencing and water for the livestock. Stock-watering solutions for mob/rotational grazing require an extra degree of creativity, so we like to provide examples that you might be able to adapt to your own operation. So, here’s Greg Judy in a 7:40 video describing a temporary […]

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Getting Water to the Stock Means a Ranch Survives

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  Consider This, Grazing Management, NRCS, Water  /  Comments Off on Getting Water to the Stock Means a Ranch Survives

Thanks to Heather Emmons of the Natural Resources Conservation Service for this story of how to get water where livestock need it. (It comes to us from the  Conservation Roadtrip and you can see it in it’s original form here.) It can give you an idea of how you might work with the NRCS on […]

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