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Benefits and How-To’s of Swath Grazing

By   /  August 17, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  Comments Off on Benefits and How-To’s of Swath Grazing

Even though it’s only early August, we’re all thinking about what our fall and winter grazing and feeding is going to look like. One option is swath grazing, where instead of baling the cut forage, it’s left in the field in swaths. As Dr. Vernon Brown of Agriculture and AgriFood Canada says in this video, […]

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Want More Spring Forage? Leave More Winter Residual

By   /  May 11, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  Comments Off on Want More Spring Forage? Leave More Winter Residual

Last fall, I hosted Victor Shelton at my farm. Victor is Indiana’s NRCS Grazing Specialist, a beef farmer, and the author of “Grazing Bites,” and lots of great articles in On Pasture. During our pasture walk, Victor and I discussed the effects of “Perpetual Novembers,” when the ground doesn’t freeze, killing frosts happen later, and […]

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Flexibility Key to Grazing Through the Winter

By   /  January 20, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  Comments Off on Flexibility Key to Grazing Through the Winter

Thanks to the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada for this article. It includes a lot of examples of how one producer is solving the problem of keeping his herd grazing through the season through rain, mud, snow and ice. You’ll also find ideas on weaning, handling and culling. Enjoy! Variable weather is something Dean […]

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Ian Mitchell-Innes Mob Grazing School

By   /  April 24, 2018  /    /  No Comments

Ian Mitchell-Innes has been practicing Holistic Management for 20 years on his ranch in South Africa. He has made mistakes and wishes to share with Ranchers and Farmers how to avoid these costly mistakes He teaches Farmers and Ranchers how to FEED the whole – Grass,Animal,Soil surface,Sub soil,using animals at High and Ultra High Stock […]

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Turning Soil-Poor Cropland Into Healthy, Profitable Pasture

By   /  July 10, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  3 Comments

We first shared this video from the Capital Resource Conservation District’s “Soil Health Project,” in July of 2015. In it, 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 […]

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