Category Archives: Soils

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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My best employee ever!

by Steve Kenyon in Canadian Cattlemen When you run a business, it is always important to make sure you find and keep really good employees. To do this you need to follow a couple of simple rules. First, you need to make … Continue reading

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SoilTestPro App

via Richard Beal’s Blog Very cool app for iphone and adroid. “Soil Test Pro makes precision soil sampling easier than ever for you. Not only will you save money by using Soil Test Pro, you will do a better job … Continue reading

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Soil biology – what is it all about?

It is really great to see the beef industry talking about the soil. That’s where it all starts.  The key to a healthy range is the management of the top two centimeters of the soil– jtl Damien O’Sullivan via Future Beef … Continue reading

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Herding & Electric Fencing Combined to Increase Herd Effect

The Rodear Initiative. We can pick up and set out polywire at a blistering pace with the help of our equine partners. We’ve got a good video of this method in action that we’ll put up when we get it … Continue reading

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Rodearing

The Rodear Initiative Rodearing is a lot like sheep herding!  Cattle are naturally gregarious, but need to be “trained” to stay in such close proximity.  This same response to herding should be advantageous in the presence of predators. Here we’re utilizing … Continue reading

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Forage Improvement Results From Holistic Herding

by Bob Kinford  Back in October of 2012 I began a project of  using low stress stockmanship to herd 460 cows through a 32000 acre grazing plan. During the course of this grazing season, I did a few experiments to see … Continue reading

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The failed policies of our federally managed lands has created a tinderbox across the west

From: The American Lands Council Welcome to the middle of summer, with BBQs, campouts, and unfortunately, record-breaking forest fires. As we have repeatedly stressed, the failed policies of our federally managed lands has created a tinderbox across the west.  For … Continue reading

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Experts unearth concerns over ‘peak soil’

This is a very informative article and very applicable for planned-intensive grazing–if you can only sift trough and filter out all the doomsday, greenie, UN Agenda 21 BS. — jtl In the past 40 years, 30 percent of the planet’s arable … Continue reading

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