Category Archives: Mob Grazing

Grazing Series Part 2: Extensive vs. moderate grazing, effective cross-fencing & more

I’ll leave the nit picking up to you guys and only say that this is pretty much on target–especially considering that Amanda obviously does not completely understand what “real” planned grazing is all about. Notice I said “pretty much.” That’s … Continue reading

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INVISIBLE FENCES: AN INTERVIEW WITH DEAN ANDERSON

A bit lengthy but well worth the read. The technology is not yet fully cost effective when compared to the latest electric fencing technology. But compared to building a standard, barbed (or net) wire conventional fence, it is indeed less … 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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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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Creating Your Grazing Chart – Mapping Your Pastures

By Troy Bishopp via On Pasture Financial advisor and television host, Suze Orman said it’s impossible to map out a route to your destination if you don’t know where you’re starting from.  Kinda makes sense for implementing a grazing management plan … Continue reading

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A Reminder

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Grazing Charts – Working on Your Farm Layout

Always be cautious about “free” (bad) advise. It is usually worth exactly what you pay for it. But, with that said, this seems to be OK.   By Kathy Voth via On Pasture Troy Bishopp, the Grass Whisperer, is taking us through … 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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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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