Tag Archives: Plant

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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For The Sake Of Energy, Watch Cattle Graze Seedheads First

Be careful with this. It smacks of someone taking something as old as the hills and repackaging it as something new. Cattle select just like they always have and just like humans do–for palatability. Happily there is a strong correlation between … Continue reading

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Adding and Spreading Pasture Nutrients With All Four Feet on the Ground

By Jim Cropper  via On Pasture Want to improve your pastures? Work with your manure spreaders to get the good stuff on the ground!  If you’re thinking you might want to spend some time and or money on your soil … Continue reading

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Maximizing Spring Green Up Without Destroying Summer Pastures

By Greg Judy  via On Pasture Spring Grass, April 1, Greg and Jan’s Green Pastures Farm. One of the toughest grazing management periods for livestock producers is spring green-up. It offers all kinds of challenging variables. It is hard to … Continue reading

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What do animals eat when you start with largely bare land?

by Alan Savory via the Savory Institute Blog Savory Institute Founder and President Allan Savory’s presentation at TED2013 generated an overwhelming amount of positive comments and many basic questions about Holistic Management and its practices. In this blog post Savory … Continue reading

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Managed Grazing – Part 2 of 5 – Animal Management

Iowa State University. The goal of managed grazing is to mutually benefit plant and animal productivity. Paddock system design and management are affected by seasonal plant growth and varying livestock nutrient requirements. This video is a guide to paddock system … Continue reading

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Cell Grazing: Part III. Why More Pastures?

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc. So what is the actual advantage to a having a greater number of pastures? In one word, the advantage is control–especially control over time and stock … Continue reading

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Managing the Ranch as a Business: The Role of Time

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc.  Continuing our analysis of Alan Savory’s Four Key Insights.   Key Insight 4: The Role of Time   Damage from overgrazing and trampling has little relationship to animal … Continue reading

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