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Observing Animal Health

By   /  October 26, 2015  /  Behavior, Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Observing Animal Health

One of the nice things about Management Intensive Grazing is that it gives you lots of opportunities to look at your animals and make sure they’re healthy. Here Dave Scott, a livestock specialist at the National Center for Appropriate Technology shows you what to look for in your animals to make sure they’re healthy.  It’s […]

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Monitoring What’s Left Behind In Your Pastures

By   /  October 19, 2015  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Monitoring What’s Left Behind In Your Pastures

In this 5 minute NCAT video, Dave Scott shows you how to look at your pastures to make sure you’re leaving behind as much as you’d hoped. He also gives you a good look at overgrazing and the downsides of that.

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A Whole Bunch of Holy Cow Moments

By   /  September 21, 2015  /  Dairy Cattle, Grazing Management, Livestock  /  5 Comments

Whether or not you’re a dairy producer, Tom Trantham can tell you a lot about learning from animals and managing pasture. Here he describes how he went from being one of the top 10 dairy producers in South Carolina, to the edge of bankruptcy and back again thanks to learning from his cows.

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Howard’s Farm

By   /  September 7, 2015  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Howard’s Farm

Ivan Cash grew up next door to Quimby Farm. Howard, Phoebe and the animals at the farm were his first babysitters, and he loved the place.  Now, as an adult, Ivan returns to the farm and interviews Howard. At 86, Howard is still farming, but it’s clear he’s slowed down. They talk about the past and the […]

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Overcoming Poor Soil Health on the Road to Multi-Species Grazing

By   /  July 20, 2015  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  2 Comments

In this video from the Capital Resource Conservation District’s “Soil Health Project,” Russ Wilson talks about the challenges he faced when he bought a former crop farm that he wanted to use for multi-species grazing. With poor soil, he could barely grow feed for his livestock. But several years and lots of lime in, he’s […]

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