October 20, 2020

Cow Depreciation: How to Calculate it, and What you Can Do About It

Following on from Gaining Economic Leverage from Planned Grazing, we’ve put together another beautiful partnership to help you gain better control of your grazing management. Join us for the next RMC X MaiaGrazing online class, featuring RMC‘s CEO Dallas Mount. SAVE YOUR SEAT Speaker: Dallas Mount, RMC Host: Col Feilen, MaiaGrazing When: Tue 20th OCT […]

April 27, 2020

Why Bother With T-posts? How Costa Rica Adjusted My Attitude

As an Agricultural Sciences student at Oregon State University, my brain is nearly always marinating in sustainable agroecosystem concepts. I fall asleep with thoughts meandering between pollinator concerns, cover-cropping, soil microbes, grazing, and how in the world I fit into the overall picture. I bore my family to death with intricate details of grass growth […]

April 27, 2020

Adapting to Drought – Lessons That Lead to Success

In my February article, A Start-Up Grazier Shares Lessons Learned, I outlined several lessons we have learned in the early years of our cattle operation. Kathy asked that I share more details about each of the lessons from that first article to cover more of the challenges and solutions we developed along the way. Lesson […]

April 6, 2020

Are Your Livestock Genetics in Balance With Your Forage?

Selection of production traits that exceed the capacity of the production environment may not increase output, but will increase costs. Now that is a very thought-provoking statement, but its meaning is not hard to understand. If you have bred for more and more production per animal and have not developed the pasture resources to support […]

February 3, 2020

Revitalizing Soil With Paper

This article comes to us from Sandra Avant and the Agricultural Research Service. While it’s unlikely the average farmer is going to run out and do this tomorrow, it is an example of another way producers might work with their urban neighbors in the future. The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is helping to arm the […]

November 19, 2018

Only the Learners Survive – Thoughts on How to Be One of Them

This is a quote from Eric Hoffer who was known as the longshoreman philosopher. Mr. Hoffer has been dead since 1983 but these words are more applicable today than when he wrote them. Those of us, who a few years ago began to realize that the “learned” were being no help to us at all, […]

October 1, 2018

Use ‘KISS’ System to Develop Your Management Plans

This comes to us from Lynn Myers. With his wife Marlene, he works and manages the home place, the Tippet Myers Ranch in Nebraska, which has been in the family for 100 years, as well as several leased pastures. His philosophy is to leave the pastures, rented or not, in better condition than he found […]

September 10, 2018

Here’s My New Favorite Book on Farming

There is no set recipe for success in farming and ranching. What works for one person isn’t guaranteed to work for another. And even when you think you’ve figured out the recipe that works at your place, everything can change due to the weather or the marketplace. That means that in order to sustain a […]

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