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How Long Does It Take to Feed 400 Cows in the Winter?

By   /  January 11, 2016  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

Using a well designed grazing cell & the right portable fence tools, I can generally feed the herd in about 25-30 minutes even with the ground frozen. No expensive machinery, No diesel fuel, No engines to start. Here I am with 400-some cows looking for breakfast on a beautiful crisp winter morning in the Pahsimeroi. […]

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Strip Grazing Stockpiled Forages

By   /  November 3, 2014  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning, Water  /  3 Comments

As we follow Troy Bishopp’s progress grazing stockpile this fall and winter, you might have questions about the specifics of setting up paddocks. Steve Freeman has some great answers.

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Transitioning Dairy Cows From Pasture to Winter Feed

By   /  September 23, 2013  /  Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Transitioning Dairy Cows From Pasture to Winter Feed

One of the many challenges you probably face with grazing is how to help the cows adjust to a new feed source in the fall.  Changing from high-quality pasture to lower-quality stored forages is much like changing silos.  If the change is made too quickly, milk production drops until the cows and the rumen microbes […]

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