Category Archives: Cell Grazing

Holistic Management: Another Tool In Your Kit Bag

This introduction to this article is extracted from the preface to my new book Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Field Manual (see below). But first, please realize that “Holistic Planning” is not a grazing system. It is a planning method with … Continue reading

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How to Manage Pastures Using Rotational or Managed Intensive Grazing

This is pretty good…but I say that with reservation. There are some things here that could be very harmful if improperly understood and applied. For example, there is no mention of a formal (on paper) grazing plan that considers separate planning … Continue reading

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You Might Be Cell Grazing If……

Back when it was called “The Savory Grazing Method (SGM),” when folks would take a half assed approach and still get pretty decent results, Savory would say, “Well, even a little SGM is better than none at all.” — jtl by … Continue reading

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NPR Suggests Cattle Degrade The Environment

It is a semi-true statement to say that “cattle” have damaged the environment. But only semi because it was not the cattle themselves that did it. In years past, it was the mismanagement of those cattle–not enough cattle on too much … Continue reading

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Before you buy or build a fence

Recently, a grand daughter took in a “rescue” horse–5 year old stallion (then, but not now). I’ll spare you the details but suffice it to say, as is generally par for the course in such situations, we ended up with … Continue reading

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Firefighting Cattle

To anybody but a government or university (but I repeat myself) leach, this would be a great big “DUH!” Also, if you know anything about “herd effect” and you watch the videos, you’ll see that there is a good chance … Continue reading

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GRASSLANDS ARE HEALTHIEST WHEN THEY ARE GRAZED

by: Heather Smith Thomas via Cattle Today The periodic mowing stimulates new growth, and manure/urine from the grazing animals (and trampling of grass to provide litter) adds the necessary nutrients to the soil to make the grassland more productive.  Throughout … Continue reading

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The Highs And Lows Of The Cattle Business

These kinds of articles simultaneously amuse and frustrate me. They are amusing because they are so typical. They are frustrating because 99.9% of the “lows” are preventable. Here is a typical exchange: Client calls. “You gotta get out here, we’re … Continue reading

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Molasses supplementation

To this, I would add for you folks practicing planned grazing (and especially for those in the arid areas of the western uSSA and northern Mexico): Especially in the dry season, keeping urea and molasses, free choice in the cell … Continue reading

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Your Grazing Chart – Figuring Animal Needs

By Troy Bishopp  via On Pasture Today, we’re headed to a presentation by Troy, the Grass Whisperer, Bishopp to check out how easy it can be to figure our animal needs so we can create a Planned Grazing Chart that … Continue reading

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