Tag Archives: Pasture

6 Ways To Determine 2014 Pasture Rental Rates

via Beef Producer   If you have a bit of extra pasture to rent out, or are looking for some extra pasture to graze, where’s the best place to start when negotiating a rental? High grain prices of years past have … 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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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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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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Intensive Grazing on Irrigated Pastures

By Dave Scott of ATTRA-NCAT via On Pasture Even if you’re not working with irrigation, this article has some great tips for transitioning to intensive grazing, stockpiling pasture, and considering the downsides.  This is the first in a series from Dave … Continue reading

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Farm Feasibility Analysis, Part I

More often than not, the hardest part of this is Step 1–convincing the land owner to allow you to tromp around on his land to gather your data before you have any skin in the game (put down any money). … Continue reading

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Boots On The Ground

Many years ago Alan Savoy (could have been Stan Parsons, can’t remember which) told me (not these exact words but paraphrasing): You have been improperly taught to look “at” the range. But, you need to get your lazy ass out … Continue reading

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The Myth of Light, Moderate and Heavy Grazing

I hesitated to re-blog this because I was afraid of misleading some people. But, I decided publish it as an example of what is wrong with conventional range management (the so-called “science” that has destroyed more good rangelands than all … Continue reading

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The Ranch Profitability Secret More Powerful Than Genetics

by Burke  Teichert  in Strategic Planning For The Ranch Well-managed grazing is actually a much more powerful tool for ranch profitability than cattle genetics. It seems many ranchers are more interested in their cattle than their land. I love animal breeding … Continue reading

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