Category Archives: Managed Grazing

Cattle Numbers Must Increase To Maintain Infrastructure

“Market signals for expansion are strong and growing, and the industry is poised to respond. We know what we want to do; we just don’t know what Mother Nature is going to let us do.” Those of you who planned for … Continue reading

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Anti-Technology Proponents Actually Cause Millions To Starve

“…the global population hit 7 billion people a few years back and is projected to hit 9 billion by 2050, where…it will level out….During that same time frame, 3 billion more people will enter the middle class…the world will need … Continue reading

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U.S. Cattle Herd Is At A 61 Year Low And Organic Food Shortages Are Being Reported All Over America

Invariably, anytime two ranchers get together the conversation will eventually turn to the weather or cattle prices (probably both). They generally arrive at the conclusion, “Oh well, we have no control over either of them. WRONG! I have to admit … 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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Tips For Overcoming Paradigm Lockdown

Usually after giving a talk, a number of people will come to visit with me. I’m still somewhat surprised when some assure me there’s no way my suggestions will work in their environment. “That won’t work on my place.” I … Continue reading

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So Ya Got a Blank Grazing Chart. Now What?

By Troy Bishopp  via On Pasture Troy Bishopp has been working on making grazing planning easier for himself and his fellow farmers for quite awhile now. He’s found that grazing charts make it possible for him to successfully plan for his … Continue reading

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Setting Up an Intensive Grazing System That Works – Pasture Recovery Periods

By Dave Scott  via On Pasture Regardless of your irrigation status, you’ll find great tips here on improving spring pastures, getting more forage with less nitrogen, adding legumes and preventing and reducing parasite problems. Pasture Recovery Period Considerations or “Building the … Continue reading

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Bootstrap @ The Golden Yoke – Pasture Management:

Do you have any idea as to how long it has taken the government Neanderthals  (NRCS, et al) and their lackeys (SRM, et al) to recognize and admit to the advantages of intensive grazing management? I’ll give you a hint–the idea … Continue reading

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Lost top-soil a generational problem for farmers

And not just for farmers. This applies to ranchers too–especially on the arid land ranges. The key to range management is the management of the top two centimeters of the soil. — jtl, 419 Tas Country Hour   By     Jane Ryan   … Continue reading

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